City of Miami Beach - City Commission Meeting
Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive
March 3, 1999

Mayor Neisen O. Kasdin
Vice-Mayor Susan F. Gottlieb
Commissioner Simon Cruz
Commissioner David Dermer
Commissioner Nancy Liebman
Commissioner Martin Shapiro
Commissioner Jose Smith
City Manager Sergio Rodriguez
City Attorney Murray H. Dubbin
City Clerk Robert E. Parcher

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AFTER ACTION

PA1 Presentation by Howard Weinberg re: "Survivors' Voices". (Kasdin) 1

PA2 Certificate of Appreciation/Manny Moraga, Pkg Enf. Officer. (Kasdin) 3

PA3 Certificates of Apprec/Miami International Boat Show.

PA4 Certificates of Apprec/1999 Festival of the Arts Committee.

C2A PO, Furniture for the Fire Dept., $16,892.07. 5

C2B KPMG Peat Marwick, Year 2000 Risk Analysis & Consulting Srvs, $50,000. 7

C2C BA 11-98/01, Parking Meter Parts and Supplies, $70,000. 9

C2D BA 27-98/99, Main Entrance & Exit Gate to Fleet Mgmt, $26,895. 11

C2E PO, 4 Heavy Duty Trucks w/Utility Bodies & 1 Cargo Van, $111,058.26. 13

C4A Refer to Joint Mtg: Land Use/Fin.&Citywide Proj. Comms/Botanical Garden. 15

C4B Refer to Land Use & Dev. Comm/Redev. Plans/Bath Club Property.(Liebman) A

C7A Reject Pro. RFQ 22-98/99, Issue RFP for MB Cultural Arts Council Mktg. 17

C7B IMLS Matching Grant/Painting Storage System&Storage Cabinet for Bass. 51

C7C Execute Letter of Understanding w/Miami Beach Housing Authority. 63

C7D Appropriate Add'l $855,000 to Reserve for Contingencies in Gen. Fund. 81

C7E Set 1st Rdg P. Hrg. to Consider 3 Amendments to Land Dev. Regulations. 83

C7F File Grant re: Victim of Crimes Act Program. (Police) 115

C7G 3rd Amendment w/Savino & Miller, Wash. Ave. Streetscape Master Plan. 139

C7H Retroactive Approval: File Grant to Miami-Dade ADA, $110,440.94. 147

R5A 1st Rdg, Amend Ch. 90, Limit Sanitation Commercial Impact Fee. 159

R5B 11:30 a.m., 2nd Rdg, Promoter Ord. 171

R5C 2:30 p.m., 2nd Rdg, Amend Classified Employees Salary Ord. No. 789. 187

R5D 2:35 p.m., 2nd Rdg, Amend Unclassified Employees Salary Ord. No. 1605. 201

R5E 4:00 p.m., 2nd Rdg, Amend Ch. 114, Historic Inns. 5/7ths 221

R5F 1st Rdg, Amend Code:Temporary Structure re: Sale/Rental of Real Estate. 227

R5G1 1st Rdg, Amend Code: Definition of "City Personnel" & "Lobbyist". 231

R5G2 1st Rdg, Amend Code: Lobbyist Registration/Sign-In Log Requirements. 231

R6A Verbal Report: Community Affairs Comm. Mtg, February 24, 1999. 243

R6B Verbal Report: Finance & Citywide Proj. Comm. Mtg., February 25, 1999. 245

R7A 2:00 p.m., 2nd Hrg, Amend Dev. Agmt. South Beach Ocean Parcel. 247

R7B Issue RFP: Public Ads in Spanish-Lang. Periodical/Extend Contract. 363

R7C Request MPO Reallocate $50,000 Grant for Collins Avenue Study. 391

R7D 10:30 a.m., Amend Arch. Agmt., North Shore Open Space Park, $136,300. 411

R7E 11:00 a.m., 2nd Hrg, Amend Dev. Agmt. Marquesa Dev., Ltd. (Cheezem) 417

R7F 3:00 p.m., Revocable Permit Request: Robert Swedroe, 7747 Atlantic Way. 439

R9A Board and Committee Appointments. 449

R9A1 Confirmation of Appt. of Comm. Liebman to PACT. (Kasdin) 493

R9B1 1:30 p.m., Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. 495

R9B2 5:30 p.m., Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. 495

R9C Disc./Presentation of Business Resolution Task Force. (Cruz) 497

R9D 1:15 p.m., Disc. re: Allison Island Improvement Project. (Smith) 507

R9E Disc. to Nominate John Farrey: Great Floridians Program Award.(Liebman) 513

R9F Disc. of Problems/Process of Changes re: Super Bowl Event.(Liebman) 523

R9G Disc. of Funding Requests re: CDBG Funds for 1999/2000. (Smith) A

REPORTS AND INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

A City Attorney's Status Report. 531

B Analysis of Actual Revenues & Expenses for Quarter Ended 12/31/98. 539

C Analysis of Performance Measurement Achievements/Quarter End 12/31/98. 557

D Parking Status Report. 577

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ITEMS - 10:00 A.M.

2A Status Report on Loews; Anchor Shops and Parking; RDP Royal Palm Crowne. 1

3A Report of Itemized Rev. & Expenditures of RDA, Mo. Ending Jan. 31, 1999. SC

Call to Order - 9:00 a.m.

Inspirational Message and Pledge of Allegiance

Requests for Additions, Withdrawals, and Deferrals

Presentations and Awards

PA Presentations and Awards

Consent Agenda

C2 Competitive Bid Reports

C4 Commission Committee Assignments

C7 Resolutions

Regular Agenda

R2 Competitive Bid Reports

R5 Ordinances

R6 Commission Committee Reports

R7 Resolutions

R8 Old Business

R9 New Business and Commission Requests

R10 City Attorney Reports

Reports and Informational Items

PA - Presentations and Awards

PA1 Presentation regarding the "Survivors' Voices" by Howard Weinberg.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Presentation made.

 

PA2 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Manny Moraga, Parking Enforcement Officer, for Going That Extra Mile to Help a Tourist.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Certificate presented to Jackie Gonzalez who will present to Mr. Moraga.

 

PA3 Certificates of Appreciation to be Presented for the Miami International Boat Show: Cathy Johnston, NMMA Boat Shows; Dane Graziano, Show Management - Yacht Brokerage Show; and to City of Miami Beach Staff.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Certificates presented. An Economic Impact Report will be finalized April 1. City Manager to forward to Commission.

 

PA4 Certificates of Appreciation to be Presented to the 1999 Festival of the Arts Committee: Cheryl Jacobs, Chairman, Laura Apte, Helen Bialolenki, Laura Bruney, Grace Durbin, Maria Harris, Randie Hofer, Isabel Klassman, Debra Schwartz, and Jim Weingarten.

(Parks and Recreation Department)

ACTION: Certificates presented.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

Consent Agenda approved. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz

voice vote: 7-0.

 

C2 - Competitive Bid Reports

C2A Commission Memorandum No. 163-99

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Corporate Express, Inc., in the Amount of $16,892.07, Pursuant to State of Florida Contract No. 425-001-97-1 for the Purchase of Furniture for the Fire Department. Funding: Fire Department General Fund Account.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Fire Department)

ACTION: Award authorized. Michael Rath to issue Purchase Order. Chief Garcia to handle.

 

C2B Commission Memorandum No. 182-99

Request to Award a Contract to KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP, Pursuant to State of Florida Contract No. 973-572-99-1 in an Estimated Amount of $50,000 to Provide Year 2000 Risk Analysis and Consulting Services to the City. Funding: Information Technology Internal Service Fund.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Award.

(Information Technology)

ACTION: Award authorized. Robert Parcher and Patricia Walker to handle.

 

C2C Commission Memorandum No. 164-99

Request for Approval to Award a Standing Order to Duncan Industries in the Estimated Annual Amount of $70,000, Pursuant to Bid No. 11-98/01 for the Purchase of Parking Meter Parts & Supplies. Funding: Parking Department Account.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Award authorized. Jackie Gonzalez to handle.

 

C2D Commission Memorandum No. 165-99

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to AAA Automated Door Repair, Inc., in the Amount of $26,895, Pursuant to Bid No. 27-98/99 to Supply and Install a Main Entrance and Exit Gate to Fleet Management. Funding: Fleet Management Budget Account.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Property Management/Fleet Management)

ACTION: Award authorized. Michael Rath to issue Purchase Order. Brad Judd and Drew Terpak to handle.

 

C2E Commission Memorandum No. 166-99

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Gus Machado Ford, Inc., in the Amount of $111,058.26 Pursuant to the City of Miami Bid No. 97-98-179 for the Purchase of Four (4) Ford F250 Heavy Duty Trucks with Utility Bodies and One (1) Ford E250 Heavy Duty Cargo Van. Funding: Property Management Budget Account.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Property Management/Fleet Management)

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

C4 - Commission Committee Requests

 

C4A Commission Memorandum No. 183-99

Referral to the Joint Meeting of the Land Use and Development Committee and Finance and Citywide Projects Committee to Discuss the Schematic Plans and Cost Estimates for the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

Administration Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Parks and Recreation Department)

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

City Clerk's Note: L.T.C. No. 53-1999 filed with meeting records together with "Miami Beach Botanical Garden" Master Plan, dated February 1999, as designed by Curtis and Rogers Design Studio.

 

C4B Referral to the Land Use and Development Committee- Discussion regarding Proposed Redevelopment Plans for the Bath Club Property. - Addendum Agenda

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Referred. Janet Gavarrete to place on committee agenda.

 

C7 - Resolutions

 

C7A Commission Memorandum No. 167-99

A Resolution Rejecting All Proposals Received, Pursuant to Request for Qualifications (RFQ) No. 22- 98/99 for Marketing Professionals to Assist the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council in Developing and Implementing a Marketing Plan and, in the Alternative, Authorizing the Administration to Issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council Marketing.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Arts, Culture & Entertainment)

ACTION: Item separated for discussion. Resolution No. 99-23079 adopted. David Whitman to handle.

 

C7B Commission Memorandum No. 168-99

A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Submit an Application to the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Conservation Project Support Grant Program for a Total of $102,100, $50,000 of Which is the Grant Amount Requested; Authorizing the Provision of a Cash Match of $52,100 to Purchase a Moving Painting Storage System and Oversized Archival Textile Storage Cabinet for the Bass Museum Permanent Collection; and Appropriating Said Grant Funds, if Awarded.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Bass Museum)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23080 adopted. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

 

C7C Commission Memorandum No. 169-99

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Letter of Understanding between the City and the Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach for the Continuation of a "Joint Program for Housing Assistance-Related Community Development Enhancement" for Fiscal Year 1998/99 Committing $239,106 to the City for the Provision of Enhanced Recreation Services, Enhanced Police Protection and Subsidized Child Care; Further Authorizing the Acceptance and Appropriation of Said Funds.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23081 adopted. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

C7D Commission Memorandum No. 170-99

A Resolution Appropriating an Additional $855,000 to the Reserve for Contingencies in the General Fund from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Office of Management and Budget)

(Deferred from 2/17/99)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23082 adopted. Jose Cruz to handle.

 

C7E Commission Memorandum No. 171-99

A Resolution Setting a First Reading Public Hearing to Consider Three Proposed Amendments to the Land Development Regulations Consisting of the Following:

1. An Ordinance Amending the Official Zoning District Map, Referenced in Section 142-72 of the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, by Changing the Zoning District Classifications for Those Areas Identified in the Chart and Map; Amending the Affected Portions of the City's Official Zoning District Map to Correspond with These Changes as Adopted by the City Commission; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date.

2. An Ordinance Amending the Future Land Use Map for Those Areas Identified in the Chart and Map; Providing for Exclusion of Certain Properties Subject to a Development of Regional Impact or Development Agreement as More Particularly Provided Herein; Clarifying the Impact of this Ordinance on That Certain Property Commonly Known as the South Pointe Ocean Parcel; Directing Transmittals of this Ordinance and All Applicable Documents to Affected Agencies.

3. An Ordinance Establishing a Temporary Moratorium for 180 Days on the Approval and/or Issuance of Building Permits, Certificates of Use, Occupational Licenses, Design Review Approvals, Variance Approvals, and Other Development Approvals Which Would Be Inconsistent with the Main Permitted Uses in the Residential/Office (RO) District; Said Moratorium Shall Be Effective in the Following Limited Areas in the Commercial, Low Intensity (CD-1) and Commercial, Medium Intensity (CD-2) Districts:

A) The West 75 Feet of Lots 7 and 8, Block 35 of Ocean Beach Addition #3 (Currently Zoned CD-2);

B) Those Properties Fronting on the East Side of Pennsylvania Avenue, from Eleventh Street on the North, to the South Lot Line of Lot 4, Block 35 of Ocean Beach Addition #3 on the South (Currently Zoned CD-2);

C) Those Properties Fronting on the West Side of Drexel Avenue, from Fourteenth Street on the North, to Twelfth Street on the South (Currently Zoned CD-1); and

D) Those Properties Fronting on the East Side of Alton Road, from Fourteenth Street on the North, to Twelfth Street on the South (Currently Zoned CD-1)

(The "Subject Areas"), and Shall Automatically Dissolve upon the Earlier of the Expiration of the 180-Day Period or upon the Denial by the City Commission of a) Amendments To the City's Zoning Map to Rezone the Subject Areas to RO, or b) Amendments to the Future Land Use Map of the City's Comprehensive Plan to Redesignate the Subject Areas to RO; Providing for Certain Exemptions from the Moratorium; Providing for Review Procedures.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution setting the required first reading public hearings for 5:01 p.m. on March 17, 1999 for these proposed separate amendments to the Land Development Regulations regarding Zoning Map Changes, Future Land Use Map Changes and a Temporary Development Moratorium for Certain Areas Being Rezoned.

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23083 adopted. Robert Parcher to publish notices.

Clerk's Note:

1) Ord amending the Official Zoning District Map will be advertised in the Miami Herald Neighbors Section on Sunday, March 7th.

2) Ord amending the Future Land Use Map will be advertised in the Miami Herald Local Section on Monday, March 8th. (Minimum size requirement)

3) Ord. establishing a temporary moratorium advertised in the Miami Herald Neighbors Section on Sunday, March 7th.

 

C7F Commission Memorandum No. 172-99

A Resolution Authorizing the Filing of a Grant and, if Funded, Authorizing the Budgeting and Expenditure of Grant Funds, By the Miami Beach Police Department from the State of Florida, Office of the Attorney General, Victims of Crime Act Program.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23084 adopted. Chief Barreto to handle.

 

C7G Commission Memorandum No. 173-99

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute the Third Amendment to the Agreement between the City of Miami Beach and Savino and Miller Design Studio to Provide Professional Architectural/Engineering Services for the Washington Avenue Streetscape Master Plan; Said Amendment in an Amount Not to Exceed $9,800 to Prepare Construction Documents for Median Lighting Improvements.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23085 adopted. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.

 

C7H Commission Memorandum No. 174-99

A Resolution Retroactively Authorizing the City Manager to Submit an Application to the Miami-Dade County Office of Americans with Disabilities Act, to Receive a Grant Award for Fiscal Year 1998/1999, in the Amount of $110,440.94, to Execute the Grant Agreement, if Awarded; and to Appropriate the Funds When Received.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23086 adopted. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.

 

End of Consent Agenda

 

REGULAR AGENDA

R5 - Ordinances

R5A Commission Memorandum No. 175-99

An Ordinance Amending Miami Beach City Code Chapter 90, Entitled "Solid Waste" by Amending Section 133 Entitled "Single Utility Billing", by Excluding Residential Town Houses and Duplexes and Condominium Units from the Definition of Commercial Units Subject to the Sanitation Commercial Impact Fee, Retroactive to September 19, 1998; Providing for Codification and Severability; Repealing All Ordinances in Conflict Therewith; and Providing an Effective Date.

Administration Recommendation: Reject the Ordinance.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Discussion held. The following motions were made: 1) Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to amend the ordinance and to eliminate the townhouses and duplexes from payment of the impact fees. Discussion continued. No second offered.

2) Motion made by Commissioner Shapiro to approve the ordinance on first reading. No second offered.

3) Motion to defer made by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Commissioner Liebman until an alternate revenue source is identified; ballot vote: 3 in favor (Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman); 4 opposed (Vice-Mayor Gottlieb and Commissioners Dermer, Shapiro and Smith). Motion failed.

Discussion continued. Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Shapiro; seconded by Commissioner Dermer; ballot vote: 4 in favor (Vice-Mayor Gottlieb and Commissioners Dermer, Shapiro and Smith); 3 opposed: (Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman). Second reading and public hearing scheduled for March 17th at 10:45 a.m. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on March 17th agenda. Ronnie Singer to handle.

The City Manager raised the following question: when a funding source is reduced, does a new funding source need to be identified within a certain time period? The City Attorney to research the question.

Handouts:

1. Speakers list

2. 15 photos of trash on the streets.

 

R5B Commission Memorandum No. 176-99

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 102, Entitled "Taxation"; by Amending Section 102-356, Entitled "Construction of Article; Definitions" By Creating the Definition of "Promoter"; by Amending Section 102-360 Entitled "License Duration and Expiration Date" by Providing that Licenses May be Issued to a Promoter on a Single Dance or Entertainment Event Basis; By Amending Section 102-371, Entitled "Application Procedures; Grounds for Denial," by Amending Application Requirements for Establishments Which Serve Alcoholic Beverages to Include Requirements for Promoters; by Amending Section 102-372 Entitled "Grounds for Denial" by Amending the Grounds for Denial of a License to Include: the Permitting of an Unlicensed Promoter to Hold a Dance or Entertainment Event on the Premises of a Business, the Holding of a Dance or Entertainment Event on the Premises of an Unlicensed Business on More than One Occasion, and Habitual Conduct Occurring at or in Connection with a Promoted Dance or Entertainment Event; by Amending Section 102-376, Entitled "Property Owner's Responsibility" by Imposing Joint Responsibility on Business Owners and Promoters for Code Violations Incurred as a Result of a Promoted Dance or Entertainment Event; by Amending Section 102-377, Entitled "Penalties, Enforcement; Collection of Delinquent Fees and Taxes, and Criminal Penalties" by Providing that the City May Prevent Any Unlicensed Business from Operating as an Additional Means of Enforcement; by Amending Section 102-378, Entitled "Lapse of Insurance, Bond" by Providing Requirements and Procedures for Promoter Bonds; By Amending Section 102-379, Entitled "Schedule of Taxes" to Provide a Tax for Promoters; by Amending Section 102-381, Entitled "Grounds for Suspension, Revocation and Denial" by Amending the Grounds for Suspension, Revocation, and Denial of a License to Include: the Permitting of an Unlicensed Promoter to Hold a Dance or Entertainment Event on the Premises of a Business, the Holding of a Dance or Entertainment Event on the Premises of an Unlicensed Business on More than One Occasion, and Habitual Conduct Occurring at or in Connection with a Promoted Dance or Entertainment Event; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Codification, and an Effective Date. 11:30 a.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(City Manager's Office)

(First Reading 2/17/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 99-3173 adopted as amended. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; ballot vote: 5-2 (opposed Commissioners Dermer and Shapiro). Commissioner Liebman requested a review of the ordinance in 12 months. Ronnie Singer to handle.

Amendments:

1. Sec 102-372 (b): In addition to the grounds set forth in Section 102-372(a) any promoter whose application for a license has been denied may seek a hearing under Section 102-385. A an application for a Promoter license under this article may be denied on the following grounds:

(16) (1) A Promoter has held a dance or entertainment event on the premises of an unlicensed Business on more than one occasion within a 12 month period. (2) Habitual conduct has occurred at, or n connection with a Promoterís dance or entertainment event that violates city, county, or state laws in Florida (or violates the laws of any other state or local government) including, but not limited to, laws prohibiting a) the serving of alcoholic beverages minors, b) littering; c) excessive noise; and d) disorderly conduct.

2. Section 102-381: (11) A Business has permitted an unlicensed Promoter to hold a dance or entertainment event on the premises of the Business on more than one occasion within a 12 month period.

(e) In addition to the grounds set forth in Section 102-381(a), the City Manager or his or her designee shall either revoke or temporarily suspend the license of any Promoter where it is determined by the City Manager or his or her designee that:

(12)(1) A Promoter has held a dance or entertainment event on the premises of an unlicensed Business on more than one occasion within a 12 month period.

(13)(2) Habitual conduct has occurred at, or in connection with, a Promoter's dance or entertainment event that violates city, County, or State laws including, but not limited to, laws prohibiting a) the serving of alcoholic beverages to minors, b) littering; c) excessive noise; and d) disorderly conduct.

3. Effective date May 1, 1999.

Commissioner Liebman requested a review of the impact of the ordinance in 12 months. Ronnie Singer to handle.

Handout: Speakerís list.

 

R5C Commission Memorandum No. 177-99

An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 789, the Classified Employees Salary Ordinance, by Abolishing the Classifications of Code Compliance Field Supervisor, Personnel Representative, Recreation Driver/Worker, and Storekeeper/Mechanic; Establishing the Classifications of Code Compliance Administrator, Fleet Service Representative, Irrigation System Supervisor, Senior Electrical Inspector, and Senior Mechanical Inspector; Creating a New Group V, Being Those Classifications Which Will Have the Government Supervisors Association of Florida as the Exclusive Bargaining Representative; Increasing by 8% Retroactively as of October 1, 1998, and by 3% on May 10, 1999, the Maximum of the Salary Range for Each Classification Represented by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and Each Classification Remaining in Group VI, Being Other Classifications in the Classified Service Not Covered by a Bargaining Unit; Deleting the Provision that AFSCME Classifications May Receive Compensation Greater than the Maximum of the Range; Providing for a Repealer, Severability, Codification, and an Effective Date. 2:30 p.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Human Resources)

(First Reading 2/17/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 99-3174 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; ballot vote: 6-0; Commissioner Liebman absent. T. C. Adderly to handle.

 

R5D Commission Memorandum No. 178-99

An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 1605, the Unclassified Employees Salary Ordinance, by Abolishing the Classifications of Planning, Design, and Historic Preservation Division Director and Wellness Coordinator; Establishing the Classifications of Assistant Director - Code Compliance, Assistant Director - Community/Economic Development, Assistant Director - Planning, Capital Improvement Administrator, Cultural Arts Division Director, Development Coordinator, Entertainment Industry Liaison, Expenditure/Treasury Manager, Fleet Analyst, Planning and Zoning Manager, Preservation and Design Manager, Service Delivery Manager, and Special Events Liaison; Amending the Titles of the Classifications of Assistant Finance Director to Assistant Director - Finance; Assistant Parking Director to Assistant Director - Parking; Assistant Procurement Division Director to Assistant Director - Procurement Division; Assistant Public Works Director to Assistant Director - Public Works; Bass Museum Assistant Director to Assistant Director - Bass Museum; Community Development Coordinator - Community Liaison and Community Development Coordinator - Financial Management to Community Development Coordinator; Development, Design and Historic Preservation Services Deputy Director to Planning Director; Development, Design and Historic Preservation Services Director to Community/Economic Development Director; Housing and Community Development Division Director to Housing, Community and Economic Development Division Director; Management Analyst to Management & Budget Analyst; Parking Maintenance Supervisor to Parking Operations Manager; Senior Management Analyst to Senior Management & Budget Analyst; Special and Cultural Events Liaison to Arts, Culture and Entertainment Director; Tourism and Convention Coordinator to Tourism and Convention Director, and Water and Sewer Superintendent to Utilities Superintendent; Increasing by 8% Retroactively as of October 1, 1998, and by 3% on May 10, 1999, the Maximum Salary of Each Classification in the Unclassified Salary Ordinance; Recreating the Classification of Parks Superintendent; Providing for a Repealer, Severability, Codification and an Effective Date. 2:35 p.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Human Resources)

(First Reading 2/17/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 99-3175 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Commissioner Smith; ballot vote: 5 in favor; 2 opposed (Commissioners Dermer and Shapiro) T. C. Adderly to handle. Administration to focus on the Art, Culture, Special Events and Entertainment Department during the budget process. Jose Cruz to handle.

 

R5E Commission Memorandum No. 179-99

An Ordinance Amending the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, Amending Chapter 114 Entitled "General Provisions", Amending Section 114-1 Entitled "Definitions" by Creating a Definition for "Historic District Suites Hotel"; Amending Chapter 142 Entitled "Zoning District Regulations", Section 142-1105 Entitled "Suites Hotels" by Modifying the Regulations to Include Provisions for Historic Inns; Providing for Inclusion in the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida; Repealer; Severability; and an Effective Date. 4:00 p.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Planning Department)

(First Reading 1/20/99 - Continued from 2/17/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Discussion held. Motion made by Commissioner Cruz to defer. No second offered. Discussion continued. Ordinance No. 99-3176 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; ballot vote: 6-0; Mayor Kasdin absent. Dean Grandin to handle.

Administration directed to research: 1) whether the minimum square footage for historic district suites hotels which may have full cooking facilities in units should be reduced; and 2) Administration to research handling of de minimis variances administratively rather than forwarding to the Board of Adjustment. Dean Grandin to handle.

HANDOUT: Copy of a postcard showing the Sherbrooke Hotel Apartments submitted by Mitch Novick

 

R5F Commission Memorandum No. 180-99

An Ordinance Amending the Code of the City of Miami Beach by: Amending Section 14-71 Entitled Temporary Structure by Deleting Reference to Temporary Structure Used for the Sale or Rental of Real Estate; and Providing for a Repealer, Inclusion in the Code, 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)

ACTION: Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Smith; ballot vote: 7-0. Second reading and public hearing scheduled for March 17th at 10:30 a.m. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the March 17th agenda.

 

R5G City Attorney Commission Memorandum No. 181-99

1. An Ordinance Amending Miami Beach City Code Section 2-459 of Division 2 of Article VII of Chapter 2 of the Miami Beach City Code Prohibiting Certain Lobbying Activities by Agency Members by Amending Subsection (b) Thereof Entitled "Definitions" So as to Add a Definition of the Term "City Personnel" and to Amend Exemptions from the Definition of the Term "Lobbyist"; Providing for Codification, Repealer, Severability, and Effective Date.

2. An Ordinance Amending Miami Beach City Code Sections 2-481 Through and Including 2-484 of Division 3 (Regarding "Lobbyists") of Article VII of Chapter 2 of the Miami Beach City Code by Amending Definitions (i.e., Specifying Exclusions from Term "Lobbyist"), Registration Requirements (Specifying and Clarifying Exemption from Lobbyist Registration Fee), Repealing Language Concerning Exceptions to Registration and Clarifying Sign-In Log Requirement; Providing for Codification, Repealer, Severability, and Effective Date.

Recommendation: Approve the Ordinances on first reading and schedule public hearings for second and final reading.

(Requested by Commissioner David Dermer)

ACTION:

1. Discussion held. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb to defer R5G(1) and (2) pending clarification of language; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; voice vote: 7-0.

Commissioner Dermer, Administration and Legal Department directed to clarify: the requirement for not-for-profit organizations having to register as lobbyists and the question of lobbyists serving on boards and committees. Commissioner Cruz commented that, at the last Finance and Citywide Projects Committee meeting, the "cone of silence" ordinance created a problem because the implications of the ordinance were never thought through. Commissioner Cruz requested that a further review of these ordinances be done, reviewing the practical aspects of the ordinances, to ensure that when they do take effect, that both are enforceable.

Mayor Kasdin suggested that rather than an open discussion to have Commissioner Smith, or perhaps a committee, review the unintended consequences of the ordinances and their impact on how the City operates.

 

R6 - Commission Committee Reports

R6A Verbal Report on the Community Affairs Committee Meeting of February 24, 1999: 1) Proposed Utilization of the City's Government Channel; 2) Proposal to Rename Ocean Front Park After Marjory Stoneman Douglas; 3) Status Reports: 1) Placement of Cultural Signs at the Entrance to Miami Beach to Include Cultural Organizations; 2) Proposal of a Memorial Grove and Artwork for the HIV/AIDS Community; and 3) Plaque in Honor of Morris Lapidus; 4) Discussion regarding the North Beach Youth Center Task Force Request to Pursue Fund Raising Activities and the Criteria that Must be Followed: 5) Criteria for Issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Purchase of Public Advertisements in a Spanish-Language Periodical; and, 6) Donation of a World War II Memorial.

ACTION: Verbal report given by Commissioner Smith.

Item # 2. Vice-Mayor Gottlieb directed Administration to proceed with the ballot referendum to rename Oceanfront Park.

Item # 1 Motion made by Commissioner Dermer; seconded by Commissioner Smith to allow Henry Kay, President of the Council of Condominiums, to utilize City equipment and the Commission Chamber to video tape one more condominium show; voice vote: 6-0; absent: Mayor Kasdin. R.Parcher to handle.

 

R6B Verbal Report on the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee Meeting of February 25, 1999: 1)  Update on the Bass Museum; 2) Discussion of Financial Feasibility Study for the Miami Beach Golf Courses; and, 3) Discussion of the Development of Public/Private Parking Facilities.

ACTION: Verbal report given my Commissioner Cruz.

1) Bass Museum : project moving along.

2) Golf course facilities: Vice-Mayor Gottlieb corrected the committee report to reflect that she recommended that the issue to consider a separate general obligation bond for the golf courses be put on the ballot and that the issue will be coming back to the Commission. Administration to review all the different costs that were identified in the two alternatives that were presented by the consultant and the implication of some of those costs (i.e. changing the site of the stash site). Report back to the Finance Committee.

Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

3) Private / public parking facilities: Administration to proceed with negotiations with the Fedco and Michigan properties and also to begin discussions with 10th St. and Suntrust to try to work out the differences and to report back to the Finance Committee with proposals and recommendations for these garages. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

Handout: Written report of the February 25, 1999 Finance and Citywide Projects Committee.

R7 - Resolutions

 

R7A City Attorney Commission Memorandum No. 184-99

A Resolution Approving, on Second Public Hearing, an Amendment to the 1984 Development Agreement by Means of an Amended and Restated Development Agreement to be Entered into between South Beach Ocean Parcel, Ltd. and the City of Miami Beach in Accordance with the Requirements of the Florida Local Government Development Agreement Act for Property Located at the Southeast Corner of South Pointe Drive and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida, and Providing an Effective Date. 2:00 p.m. Second and Final Public Hearing

Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(City Attorney's Office)

(First Public Hearing 2/17/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Resolution No. 99-23087 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 5-2 (opposed: Commissioners Dermer and Shapiro). Janet Gavarrete to handle.

Commissioner Liebman requested clarification on no. 1 of the second page of Exhibit "G", the Traffic Mitigation Plan, and raised the following question: if all of the other developments don't come to fruition and this is the only project that comes on line, will the developer have to pay the whole cost? According to the wording in this section, the developer will get a pro rated amount back and the City will end up paying for their mitigation plan.

Commissioner Liebman, responding to a citizens complaint about after-hours noise in South Pointe Park, stated that police presence in that area is lacking because police are not making it a priority. Chief Barreto to handle.

Handouts:

1. Speakerís List.

2. Map South Beach Park - platted for the record Sept 1930 - Gil Zriny.

3. Ocean Parcel site Plan dated February 10, 1999.

R7B Commission Memorandum No. 185-99

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to a Issue Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Purchase of Public Advertisements in a Spanish-Language Periodical, and to Extend the Existing Contract with Art Deco Tropical on a Month-to-Month Basis until a New Contract Is Executed.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(City Clerks Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23088 adopted authorizing the issuance of the R.F.P., as amended. Motion made by Commissioner Dermer; to add the criteria that 1) any paid campaign consultants, who own a newspaper(s) can not qualify as a bidder; and 2) no Spanish language courtesy notices are to be placed until a new contract is awarded; seconded by Commissioner Shapiro; Commissioner Smith requested the second part of the motion be withdrawn. Commissioner Dermer withdrew his approval to the second part of the motion; voice vote on motion 1: 6-0; Mayor Kasdin absent. Administration directed to continue using Art Deco Tropical for Spanish language courtesy notices. R. Parcher to handle.

 

R7C Commission Memorandum No. 187-99

A Resolution Requesting that the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Reallocate an Existing $50,000 MPO Grant, To Fund the Development of a $62,000 Implementation Plan for the Municipal Mobility Plan (MMP), to be Prepared by Carr Smith Corradino, the MMP Consultants; The Grant's Original Purpose Being to Conduct a Project Development and Environmental Study for Collins Avenue (From 59th to 63rd Street); Said Grant Reallocation to be Matched by the City at $12,000, Using Parking Enterprise Funds.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Public Works)

(Deferred from 2/17/99)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23089 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; voice vote: 6-0 absent: Mayor Kasdin. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

R7D Commission Memorandum No. 188-99

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute an Amendment to the Current Architectural Agreement with Bermello, Ajamil & Partners, in the Amount of $136,300, to Provide Architectural/Engineering Services for the North Shore Open Space Park Design, as Proposed in the City's Parks Master Plan and Approved by the Mayor and City Commission; with Funding Available from the $2.1 Million Allocated in the Miami-Dade County Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond to Renovate North Shore Open Space Park.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Parks and Recreation Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23090 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb; voice vote: 7-0. Kevin Smith to handle.

 

City Clerk's Note: Correct PASSED AND ADOPTED date of resolution to reflect March 3, 1999.

R7E Commission Memorandum No. 189-99

A Resolution Approving a Request by Marquesa Development, Ltd, to Modify That Certain Development Agreement Dated October 9, 1984 and Commonly Referred to as the 1984 Development Agreement for Property Described Therein as the Cheezem - South Pointe Parcel and the Concept Plan, in Accordance with the Design Review Board Under DRB File No. 9943. 11:00 a.m. Second and Final Public Hearing

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Planning Department)

(First Hearing 2/17/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Resolution No. 99-23091 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 7-0. Dean Grandin to handle.

Cliff Shulman, representing Marquesa Development, stated that he had no problem with recommendation #2 but expressed concern and requested clarification on #1 which states the developer shall submit to the City Administration for review, approval and refinements to the entrance exit and related design features of the approved driveway at South Pointe drive. Mr. Shulman stated that he will work with the Administration on the design features of the driveway area, but was concerned and would not agree to changing the location of the entrance and exit. Responding to Mr. Shulman, the City Manager stated that, only the existing entrance and exits would not be changed; Mr. Shulman found this acceptable.

Mr. Shulman also stated that the Design Review Board specifically approved the driveway and to work with the Administration on the placement of a public art feature of some sort that is pedestrian friendly in nature. Administration will work on some architectural alternatives that incorporate public art features.

 

R7F Commission Memorandum No. 190-99

A Resolution Granting an After-the-Fact Revocable Permit, as Requested by Mr. Robert Swedroe, to Retain a Wrought Iron Fence and Gate, a "Private Drive" Sign, a Circular Concrete Paver Driveway, and Irrigated and Lighted Landscaping, at the Street End of 78th Street, East of Atlantic Way, Adjacent to His Property Located at 7747 Atlantic Way; Accepting the Administration's Recommendation and Granting Said Permit to Retain Only the Pavers, Lighting, Landscaping, Irrigation, and Such Signage as May be Approved by the City; Further Making the Granting of Said Permit Subject to the Foregoing Conditions, as Set Forth in this Resolution; and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute the Revocable Permit. 3:00 p.m. Public Hearing

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Public Works)

(Continued from 2/17/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Discussion held. Motion made by Commissioner Dermer to deny the revocable permit, accept the pavers as a gift to the City, remove the gates and walls so that there is a minimum of 50 foot wide access to the beach, remove signs and landscaping. No second offered.

Discussion continued. Motion made by Commissioner Dermer to deny the revocable permit; seconded by Commissioner Cruz. Discussion continued. Commissioner Smith offered a substitute motion to allow the permit only for the pavers, deny the other parts of the permit and deal with the administrative recommendation separately. Substitute motion not accepted by Commissioner Dermer. Ballot vote on motion to deny: 4 in favor (Commissioners Cruz, Dermer, Shapiro and Smith); 3 opposed (Mayor Kasdin, Vice-Mayor Gottlieb and Commissioner Liebman). Resolution not adopted. Legal Department to prepare the Order.

Administration to follow-up. Christina Cuervo to handle.

HANDOUTS:

1. 11 X 17 North Beach Development Proposal - Robert M. Swedroe- Architecture and Planning

2. Letter to Sergio Rodriguez from John Dellagloria dated February 25, 1999 re 7747 Atlantic Way

3. 1 of 3: Addendum - Exclusively I[Swedroe], for benefit of the city and its residents, have accomplished the following to the area which abuts my property for over 20 years - at my expense

4. 2 of 3: Letter to Sergio Rodriguez from Burkett Properties, Inc., Charles Burkett IV, President (15-petitions in support of the improvements

5. 3 of 3 Memorandum from Laurence Feingold, City Attorney to Eddie Cox, Sr. Assistant City Manager, dated October 27, 1993 RE: letter from Robert Swedroe dated 10/27/93. Attached to the memorandum is a memorandum from Commissioner Gottlieb to Roger Carlton dated March 8, 1994 RE: Robert Swedroe request for interlocking brick paving.

6. 8 Picture showing the Swedroe property.

7. Map of the Altos Del Mar area along with a letter from Bonita Bona Moline and John Molina.

8. Plat of the Altos Del Mar area sealed May 10, 1919. Submitted by Kent Harrison Robbins.

9. Two pictures submitted by Dennis Donegan showing the coral rock street-end fence.

10. List provided by John Dellagloria of items included in the record.

R9 - New Business and Commission Requests

 

R9A Commission Memorandum No. 191-99

Board and Committee Appointments for the Meeting of March 3, 1999.

(City Clerk's Office)

The following direct appointments were announced:

Committee on the Homeless:

Zeiven Beitchman (Term expires 12/31/1999) Mayor Kasdin

Miami Beach Commission on the Status of Women:

Esther Feinerman (Term expires 12/31/2000) Commissioner Dermer

Transportation and Parking Committee:

Ada Llerandi (Term expires 12/31/2000) Commissioner Smith

Parks and Recreational Facilities Board:

Daniel Barrett (Term expires 12/31/2000) Commissioner Cruz

Motion made by Commissioner Cruz to extend, for another 30 days (expiring April 1st) unless an appointment is made, those appointee whose term expired 12/31/98; seconded by Commissioner Dermer; voice vote: 5-0: absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioner Shapiro.

1. Confirmation of Appointment of Commissioner Nancy Liebman to the Performing Arts Center Trust (PACT).

ACTION:

1. Commissioner Liebman confirmed. Motion made by Commissioner Dermer; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; voice vote: 5-0; absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioner Shapiro.

 

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

ACTION: The Following Citizens were heard: 1) Gil Zriny expressed concerns regarding the Allison Island residents. South Pointe developers should take a trip to Allison Island and give them some help. Also complained about the boardwalk. 2) Henry Kay expressed concerns regarding the police checking out the speeders. He has spoke before about speeders at the Bath Club and the Maison Grande. He said an officer will invite him to come along and that is a death trap area. City should check the speeders because the limit is 20 miles an hours and speeders go 30-50 miles and hour. Chief Barreto to handle. 3) Toquil Smith expressed concerns regarding obtaining money for the homeless on the beach and stated that his cousin wrote a memo to the City. 4) Jo Asmundsson representing the Miami Beach Tax Payersí Association expressed concerns and requested that the elected officials act with civility and politeness. 5) Minette Benson stated that at a previous Sutnick hour she had requested that clarity be given regarding how traffic applications/ approvals are being handled and questioned as to how many building permits have been issued to the 38 projects that were grandfathered in and if traffic mitigation plans are in place for any or all of the projects. Ms. Benson stated that she was told that a hardware/computer program would be up and running which would determine what impact a project would have on traffic. Ms. Benson requested that her question be answered.

Ms. Benson also questioned the design review procedures which permitted citizen input at the time the DRB reviewed an application. The language clearly stated then and it since has been removed by act of the Commission that the public has the right to speak to the issue of traffic and that is the one and only place at which the public is welcomed to do so. The time to determine whether a project can go through is at the beginning of the process with the citizens included in the debate

Dean Grandin to handle.

Handout: Speakers' List.

R9B(2)Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. (5:30 p.m.)

ACTION: Not reached.

R9C Discussion and presentation of the Business Resolution Task Force.

(Requested by Commissioner Simon Cruz)

(Deferred from 2/17/99)

ACTION: Discussion held. Task Force approved. Composition of the Task Force amended as follows: #1) 3 different people (Real Estate, Developer, Preservationist); 2-8 as proposed; #9 eliminated; citizen at large will be 3 business backgrounds (one each representing North Beach, Mid Beach and South Beach). Total composition of 13 people. Motion made by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Commissioner Dermer; voice vote: 6-0; Mayor Kasdin absent. Christina Cuervo to handle.

Handout: Resolution of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors supporting the formation of a business resolution task force and a business development center.

 

R9D Discussion regarding Allison Island Improvement Project.

(Requested by Commissioner Jose Smith)

ACTION: Residents of Allison Island addressed the Commission on their concerns and complaints. The City Manager committed to the following timetable for implementation of improvements to the area: 1) By the end of March removal of all the trees from the median; 2) The drainage work to start in May and finish in June; 3) In July to start landscaping and irrigation work and to finish, at the latest, by September or mid-August; 4) Start in the last week of August, if possible, or the first week in September to finish the paving. Vice-Mayor Gottlieb requested that the royal palms be replaced by medjool palms. The reimbursement recently received from FP&L in the amount of $188,000 to be used toward the purchase of the medjool palms and to consider up-lighting.

Administration to immediately clean up the median (debris, pipes, wires, construction equipment left by FP&L).

Commissioner Smith suggested that a bonus be given to the contractor as an incentive to finish the project by September, as a way to expedite the work.

Vice-Mayor Gottlieb requested the City Manager to personally visit the island Thursday morning and report back in one week via an L.T.C. of what he observed and what is being taken care of. Sergio Rodriguez and Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.

Handout: Speakers' List

 

R9E Discussion regarding a Request to Nominate John J. Farrey for the "Great Floridians Program" Award.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Request referred to the Community Affairs Committee. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Dermer; voice vote: 6-0 absent: Mayor Kasdin. Judy Hoanshelt to place on committee agenda.

 

R9F Discussion of Problems and Process for Enacting Recommended Changes regarding the Super Bowl Event.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Deferred. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to follow-up. Judy Hoanshelt to place on a future agenda.

 

R9G Discussion regarding All Funding Requests to be Made on Behalf of the City of Miami Beach for the Funding cycle of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds for 1999/2000. - Addendum Agenda

(Requested by Commissioner Jose smith)

ACTION: Report given by Christina Cuervo. See handout folder for a copy of the report. Administration to apply to the Miami-Dade County for CBCG funds.

Handout: Preliminary report titled: FY 1999/2000 CDBG Applications -- Proposed Applications by City Departments.

End of Regular Agenda

 

Reports and Informational Items

A City Attorney Commission Memorandum No. 192-99

City Attorney's Status Report.

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

B Commission Memorandum No. 193-99

An Analysis of Actual Revenues and Expenses for the Quarter Ended December 31, 1998, with Operating Budget Projections Through September 30, 1999, for General, Enterprise, and Internal Service Funds.

(Office of Management and Budget)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

C Commission Memorandum No. 194-99

An Analysis of Performance Measurement Achievements for the Quarter Ended December 31, 1998, Within the Departments of Code Compliance, Fire, Fleet Management, Parks and Recreation, Planning, and Risk Management.

(Office of Management and Budget)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

D Commission Memorandum No. 195-99

Parking Status Report.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency

Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall

1700 Convention Center Drive

March 3, 1999 - 10:00 a.m.

Chairman of the Board Neisen O. Kasdin

Member of the Board Simon Cruz

Member of the Board David Dermer

Member of the Board Susan F. Gottlieb

Member of the Board Nancy Liebman

Member of the Board Martin Shapiro

Member of the Board Jose Smith

Executive Director Sergio Rodriguez

Assistant Director Christina M. Cuervo

Assistant Director Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli

General Counsel Murray H. Dubbin

Secretary Robert E. Parcher

AGENDA

1. ROLL CALL

2. OLD BUSINESS

A. Redevelopment Agency Memo No. 99-10

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.

ACTION: Verbal status report presented by Christina Cuervo. Discussion held concerning the outparcel (potential use of the area in front of the St. Moritz Hotel); landscaping and the original permit and the payment of impact fees. The City Manager advised the Commission that he will be sending all information, including site plans and what was approved, to them via a L.T.C.

Vice-Mayor Gottlieb requested that future status reports on parking should be in the same format as the parking status reports.

Commissioner Liebman requested to continue with the reports on a quarterly basis including parking and convention booked at the Loews. Christina Cuervo to handle.

Vice-Mayor Gottlieb requested the public meeting to discuss the future of the South Pointe and City Center RDAs be video taped. The meeting is schedule for April 29th at 6:00pm at Nautilus Middle School. R. Parcher to handle.

3. NEW BUSINESS

A. Redevelopment Agency Memo No. 99-12

Report of the Itemized Revenues and Expenditures of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency for the Month Ended January 31, 1999.

(Distributed Under Separate Cover)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

End of Agenda

The Commission meeting was adjourned at 9:03 p.m.