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

March 15, 2000

 


 

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AFTER ACTION


CONSENT AGENDA

PA1 Proclamation/Peter & Eileen Norton, Donate Art to Bass. (Garcia) 1
PA2 Certificate of Apprec/Rick Anastasi, At Your Srv Award, 2/00. (Kasdin)
PA3 Certificate of Apprec/Phil Azan, At Your Srv Award, 3/00. (Kasdin)
PA4 D-Certificate of Apprec/Police Sgt. Jason Psaltides, Going that Extra Mile.
PA5 Presentation by United Way. (Kasdin)
PA6 Proclamation/Japan Week 2000.
PA7 Proclamation/Sr. Circuit Court Judge Robert H. Newman. (Smith) 3
PA8 New Item: Proclamation/American Red Cross Month. (Kasdin)

C2A BA 66-99/00, Air Conditioning Units, $173,581. 5
C2B BA 73-99/00, Lease One Jeep Grand Cherokee, $3,901.56 Annually (36 Mo.) 7
C2C Reject Bid 54-99/00, Cooling Tower & Support Frame for Youth Ctr. 9
C2D BA 58-99/00, Indian Creek Median Landscape Project, $59,027.50. 11
C2E BA 61-99/00, Concrete Anchor Bases, $10,990. 15

C4A Referral: Community Affairs Comm/Rename St. after Nora Swan. (Liebman) 17
C4B Referral: Community Affairs Comm/Request from Hsg Auth. Re: Channel 20. 21
C4C Referral:Fin&Citywide Pro. Comm/Purchase Byron Carlyle Theater. (Smith) 23
C4D Referral:Planning Bd/Request from MB Jewish Comm. Ctr re: Lease.(Kasdin) 25

C7A Transfer/Appropriate Funds for Establishment of Art in Public Places. 31
C7B Issue RFP No. 69-99/00, Restoration of Period Frames for Bass Museum. 39
C7C Issue RFP No. 83-99/00, Structural Plans Review Services. 75
C7D Endorse Amendment by Rep. Bloom re: Kidcare Insurance Program. 109
C7E Accept Henry Varela as Member of Personnel Bd to Rep. Group III Emp. 111
C7F W-Letter of Understanding, Housing Authority. 113
C7G Rank/Neg., RFP 20-99/00, North Beach Economic Development Plan. 133
C7H Grant Application, Victims of Crime Act Program. 137
C7I Accept Donation of 2 Computer Voice Stress Analyzers, $16,000. 163
C7J Agmt w/Miami-Dade Co., Provide Rendition of Water Service. 165
C7K Rank/Nego., RFP 27-99/00, Feasibility Study for Electric Shuttle Ctr. 171



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, January 2000. 7
3A Report of Itemized Rev. & Expend. of RDA, 4 Months Ending Jan. 2000. 15/SC
3B Issue RFQ: Lease/Manage Retail Component of Anchor Shops & Pkg Garage. 17

R2A Amend Cont., Addl Assistance: Cyborg System, Payroll System, $61,685. 175

R5A 11:30 a.m. 1st Rdg, Sidewalk Cafe Ord. 189
R5B 5:00 p.m. 1st Rdg, Comp Plan: Environmental Protection/Greenways. 5/7 203
R5C1 5:15 p.m. 1st Rdg, Hotels as Permitted Uses-RM-1 and CD-2. 5/7 209
R5C2 5:15 p.m. 1st Rdg, Comp Plan: Hotels as Permitted Uses in RM-1. 5/7 217
R5D 1st Rdg, Neighborhood Impact Establishment Occupancy Threshold. 5/7 221
R5E 1st Rdg, Motion Picture Theaters - Beer and Wine Sales. 229
R5F 2:00 p.m. 1st Rdg, Pay Telephones/Automatic Teller Machines. 5/7 237
R5G 1st Rdg, Amend Hour Designation for Daily Sidewalk Sweeping. 243
R5H 5:01 p.m. 1st Rdg, Comp Plan: Transportation Concurrency Mgmt Areas.5/7 249
R5I 10:15 a.m. 2nd Rdg, Establish Debarment Committee. (Dermer) 269
R5J 1st Rdg, Lobbyists Expenditure Reporting Requirements. (Dermer) 275

R6A Report: Finance & Citywide Projects Comm. Mtg of 2/24/00. 283
R6B Verbal Report: Land Use & Development Comm. Mtg of 3/13/00. 287

R7A Initiate Nego. Extend Lease/Issue RFP, Mgmt&Operation: Colony Theatre. 289
R7B 9:05 a.m., Concur w/City's Mission & Value Statements. 323
R7C Amend Agmt w/Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest & Assoc., Golf Courses. 327
R7D Amend One-Yr CDBG Action Plans. 331
R7E 11:00 a.m., Change Orders LLL-UUU, Bass Museum Expansion & Renovation. 337
R7F Appropriation/Renovation Design of 42nd St. Garage. 345
R7G 10:30 a.m., Conv. Ctr/Cultural Facilities & Conv. Dev. Tax.(Kasdin) 351/SM
R7H 5:01 p.m., Approve/Adopt TCMA Study/Implementation Plan. 361
R7I 3:30 p.m., Create North Beach Youth Center Oversight Committee. (Smith) 365
R7J Support Recomm:Miami Site for High Speed Network Access Point.(Kasdin) 369

R9A Board and Committee Appointments. 385
R9B1 1:30 p.m., Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. 431
R9B2 5:30 p.m., Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. 431
R9C 9:15 a.m., Disc: Req. from Sunset Island Property Owners.(Kasdin/Smith) 433
R9D Review of Hispanic Affairs Committee. 443
R9E 3:00 p.m., Disc: Development of a MB Charter School. (Kasdin/Garcia) 453
R9F W-Disc: Request from Alliance Theater. (Liebman) 455
R9G Report:Improvements to City's Construction Permitting Process.(Liebman) 459
R9H Report: Business Resolution Task Force. (Kasdin/Garcia) 461
R9I Report: 17th St. Jet Ski Watersport Concession. (Dermer) 495
R9J 2:30 p.m., Report: New Debit Card Pkg Meter System. (Dermer) 501
R9K Report: Progress of 42nd St. Municipal Pkg Garage. (Dermer) 503
R9L Verbal Report: 28th St. Stash Site & Res. Bulk Pickup. 505
R9M Noon Break: Committee of the Whole Meeting. (Kasdin) 507
R9N Report: Census 2000 Activities. (Bower) 509
R9O Disc: Four Pick-Up Trucks for Sister City Ica, Peru. (Garcia) 513


REPORTS AND INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

A City Attorney's Status Report. 515
B Status Report on the Cultural Campus. 521
C Status Report on the 42nd St. Parking Garage Project. 531
D 2:30 p.m., Parking Status Report. 533
E Public Hearings before the Planning Board for March 2000. 549

Call to Order - 9:22 a.m.
Inspirational Message and Pledge of Allegiance
Requests for Additions, Withdrawals, and Deferrals


PA - Presentations and Awards



PA1
Proclamation to be Presented to Peter and Eileen Norton, Internationally Renowned Art Collectors Will be Donating 1,000 Works of Art, with a Total Estimated Value of More than $2 Million, to Various Institutions, Including the Bass Museum of Art.
(Requested by Commissioner Luis R. Garcia)
Action:
Proclamation presented.

 
PA2
Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Rick Anastasi for Receiving the "At Your Service Award" for the Month of February, 2000.
(Requested by Mayor Neisen O. Kasdin)
Action:
Certificate presented.

PA3
Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Phil Azan for Receiving the "At Your Service Award" for the Month of March, 2000.
(Requested by Mayor Neisen O. Kasdin)
Action:
Certificate presented.

 
PA4
Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Police Sergeant Jason Psaltides for "Going that Extra Mile".
(Police Department)
Action:
Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on April 12th Commission Agenda.

 
PA5
Presentation by United Way in Appreciation of the City's Efforts in the 1999 City of Miami Beach United Way Campaign.
(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)
Action:
Presentation made by the United Way to Chief Barreto.

Chief Barreto presented plaques to Jackie Gonzalez, Don DeLucca, Richard McKenna, Jack Richardson and Christina Cuervo.

 
PA6
Proclamation to be Presented for Japan Week 2000.
(City Manager's Office)
Action:
Presentation given by Mr. Bruce Singer on behalf of Sister Cities. Proclamation presented to Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Deputy Consul General, Consulate-General of Japan.

Handout:
Booklet titled AJapan Week 2000 - March 11-18, Miami Beach

 
PA7
Proclamation to be Presented to Senior Circuit Court Judge, Robert H. Newman, Recognizing his Life Time Achievements as well as his Recent Appointment to the Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust and his Fine Work as Chief Special Master for the City of Miami Beach.
(Requested by Commissioner Jose Smith)
Action:
Proclamation presented.

 
ADD-On Item:


PA8
Proclamation /American Red Cross Month.
(Requested by Mayor Kasdin)
Action:
Deferred.



 
CONSENT AGENDA

Consent Agenda approved. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Liebman, Voice vote: 6-0. Absent: Commissioner Cruz.

 
C2 - Competitive Bid Reports

C2A Commission Memorandum No. 193-00

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Edd Helms Air Conditioning and Electric, Inc., in the Amount of $173,581, Pursuant to Bid No. 66-99/00 for the Purchase and Delivery of Commercial Air Conditioning Units. Funding: Convention Center Capital Account.
Administration Recommendation:
Approve the award.
(Convention Center)
Action:
Separated for discussion. Award authorized. John Ellis to issue Purchase Order. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.
Commissioner Garcia expressed concern that a substantial amount of money is being spent on the Convention Center with no committee oversight. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to meet with Commissioners Bower and Garcia, and SMG on Capital Projects, both appropriated and anticipated. Commissioner Garcia stated that in the future, additional background information, similar to the information provided when replacing vehicles, be supplied.
 
C2B Commission Memorandum No. 194-00

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Massey Yardley Chrysler-Jeep, Inc., in the Annual Amount of $3,901.56, Pursuant to Bid No. 73-99/00 for the Lease of One (1) 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee for a 36-Month Period. Funding: Fleet Management Account.
Administration Recommendation:
Approve the award.
(Fleet Management/City Attorney)
Action:
Award authorized. John Ellis to issue Purchase Order. Drew Terpak to handle.
 
C2C Commission Memorandum No. 195-00

Request for Approval to Reject All Bids in Response to Bid No. 54-99/00 for the Purchase and Installation of a Cooling Tower and Support Frame at the Scott Rakow Youth Center.
Administration Recommendation:
Reject all bids.
(Property Management)
Action:
Bids rejected. John Ellis to notify bidders. Brad Judd to handle.
 
C2D Commission Memorandum No. 196-00

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to Bannerman Landscaping, Inc., in the Amount of $59,027.50, Pursuant to Bid No. 58-99/00 for the Indian Creek Median Landscape Project. Funding: North Beach Community Resort Tax - FY 96/97 Quality of Life Fund.
Administration Recommendation:
Approve the award.
(Public Works Construction Management)
Action:
Award authorized. Matthew Schwartz to handle.
 
C2E Commission Memorandum No. 197-00

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to U. S. Precast Corporation in the Estimated Annual Amount of $10,990, Pursuant to Bid No. 61-99/00 for the Purchase of Concrete Anchor Bases. Funding: Public Works Budget Account.
Administration Recommendation:
Approve the award.
(Public Works)
Action:
Award authorized. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.
 
C4 - Commission Committee Assignments

C4A Referral to the Community Affairs Committee
- Request from Marjorie York to Rename a Street After Nora Swan, Past President of the Miami/South Florida Chapter, Florida Motion Picture and Television Association.
Recommendation:
Refer the matter.
(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)
Action:
Referred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on committee agenda.
 
C4B Commission Memorandum No. 198-00

Referral to the Community Affairs Committee - Discussion regarding a Request from the Miami Beach Housing Authority regarding the City's Exclusive Use of Channel 20.
Administration Recommendation:
Refer the matter.
(City Manager's Office)
Action:
Referred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on committee agenda.
 
C4C Referral to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee
- Discussion regarding the Possible Purchase by the City of Miami Beach of the Byron Carlyle Theater.
Recommendation:
Refer the matter.
(Requested by Commissioner Jose Smith)
Action:
Referred. Patricia Walker to place on committee agenda.
C4D Referral to the Planning Board
- Request from the Miami Beach Jewish Community Center for the City to Consider Several Amendments to Their Current Lease.
Recommendation:
Refer the matter.
(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)
Action:
Referred. Jorge Gomez to place on Planning Board agenda.
Commissioner Bower asked if selling the land is an option rather than extend the lease for 99 years.
In order to extend the lease there is a process which needs to be followed. Murray Dubbin to provide the Commission and Administration with a memorandum which outlines the process.
Commissioner Smith requested the Administration and the JCC identify the JCC's public purpose and how has the JCC benefitted the City or how does JCC provide a public service.
In addition, Commissioner Smith asked the Administration and the JCC to identify what services the JCC intends to do if the extension is approved. Christina Cuervo and Ronnie Singer to handle.
 
C7 - Resolutions

C7A Commission Memorandum No. 199-00

A Resolution Transferring and Appropriating Funds, in the Total Amount of $105,187, from the Regional Library Account to the Miami Beach Art in Public Places Fund for the Establishment of Art in Public Places.
Administration Recommendation:
Adopt the Resolution.
(Arts, Culture and Entertainment)
Action:
Resolution No 2000-23831 adopted. James Quinlan and Patricia Walker to handle.
 
C7B Commission Memorandum No. 200-00

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Issue Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 69-99/00 for Restoration of Period Frames for the City of Miami Beach Bass Museum Permanent Collection Paintings.
Administration Recommendation:
Adopt the Resolution.
(Bass Museum)
Action:
Resolution No. 2000-23826 adopted. John Ellis to issue RFP. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.
 
C7C Commission Memorandum No. 201-00

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Issue Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 83-99/00 for Structural Plans Review Services.
Administration Recommendation:
Adopt the Resolution.
(Building Department)
Action:
Resolution No. 2000-23827 adopted. John Ellis to issue RFP. Phil Azan to handle.
 
C7D Commission Memorandum No. 202-00

A Resolution Endorsing the Amendment Sponsored by Florida State Representative Elaine Bloom Replacing the Local County Match with State Funds for the Kidcare Insurance Program.
Administration Recommendation:
Adopt the Resolution.
(Children's Affairs)
Action:
Resolution No. 2000-23828 adopted. Christina Cuervo and Maria Ruiz to handle.
 
C7E Commission Memorandum No. 203-00

A Resolution Accepting Henry W. Varela as a Member of the Personnel Board to Represent Group III Employees, for the Unexpired Term which Expires July 31, 2000.
Administration Recommendation:
Adopt the Resolution.
(City Clerk's Office)
Action:
Resolution No. 2000-23829 adopted. R. Parcher to handle.
 
C7F Commission Memorandum No. 204-00

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 1999/2000, Committing $193,000 to the City for the Provision of Enhanced Recreation Services, Enhanced Police Protection, Subsidized Child Care, and a Homeless Assistance Pilot Program; Further Authorizing the Acceptance and Appropriation of Said Funds.
Administration Recommendation:
Adopt the Resolution.
(Community/Economic Development)
(Deferred from 2/23/00)
Action:
Withdrawn. Christina Cuervo to continue researching.
 
C7G Commission Memorandum No. 205-00

A Resolution Accepting the Ranking of Proposals Received and Authorizing the Administration to Enter into Negotiations and Contract with the Number-One Ranked Firm, the Chesapeake Group, Inc., Pursuant to Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 20-99/00, North Beach Economic Development Plan; Should the Administration Not Be Able to Reach Agreement with the Chesapeake Group, Inc., Authorizing the Administration to Negotiate with the Second-Ranked Firm, Lambert Advisory, LLC.
Administration Recommendation:
Adopt the Resolution.
(Planning Department)
Action:
Resolution No. 2000-23830 adopted. Janet Gavarrete to handle.
 
C7H Commission Memorandum No. 206-00

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.
Administration Recommendation:
Adopt the Resolution.
(Police Department)
Action:
Resolution No. 2000-23825 adopted. Chief Barreto to handle.
 
C7I Commission Memorandum No. 207-00

A Resolution Accepting a Donation, from the National Institute for Truth Verification (NITV), of Two (2) Computer Voice Stress Analyzers, Valued at Approximately $16,000, for Use by the Miami Beach Police Department.
Administration Recommendation:
Adopt the Resolution.
(Police Department)
Action:
Resolution No. 2000-23832 adopted. Chief Barreto to handle.
 
C7J Commission Memorandum No. 208-00

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute Amendment Number One to the Contract between Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami Beach, Florida Providing for the Rendition of Water Service.
Administration Recommendation:
Adopt the Resolution.
(Public Works)
Action:
Resolution No. 2000-23833 adopted. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.
 
C7K Commission Memorandum No. 209-00

A Resolution Accepting the Ranking of Proposals Received and Authorizing the Administration to Enter into Negotiations and Contract with the Number-One Ranked Firm, Carr Smith Corradino, Pursuant to Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 27-99/00 Feasibility Study for an Electric Shuttle Permanent Facility/Intermodal Center Study.
Administration Recommendation:
Adopt the Resolution.
(Transportation and Concurrency Management)
Action:
Separated for discussion. Resolution No. 2000-23834 adopted as amended. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to evaluate potential sites in or near South Beach and to expand the search area as far as legally possible for an electric shuttle permanent facility/international center; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice Vote: 6-0. Absent: Commissioner Cruz. Matthew Schwartz to handle.
Commissioner Liebman stated that the FPL should be encouraged to send the new commissioners to Chattanooga, Tennessee to see the shuttle facility.
Matthew Schwartz suggested that perhaps Carr Smith Corradino may be willing to look at the other sites as a courtesy. The idea of the study is to look at other sites for a multi-use facility.


End of Consent Agenda


 
REGULAR AGENDA


R2 - Competitive Bid Reports


R2A Commission Memorandum No. 210-00

Request for Approval to Amend the Personal Services Contract to ABC Computing Service, Inc., in the Amount of $61,685, for a Total of $141,250.64, to Provide Additional Specialized Customization Assistance for the New Cyborg System, Inc. Payroll System. Funding: Information Technology Budget Account.
Administration Recommendation:
Approve the award.
(Information Technology)
(Deferred from 2/23/00)
Action:
Presentation made by Kay Randall. Larry Herrup, Chairman, Budget Advisory Committee, made a presentation. Motion made by Commissioner Bower to approve the award; seconded by Mayor Kasdin; Voice vote: 6-0. Absent Commissioner Cruz. Kay Randall to handle.
 
R5 - Ordinances

R5A Commission Memorandum No. 211-00

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 82 of the Code of the City of Miami Beach Entitled "Public Property", Article IV Entitled "Uses and Public Rights of Way", Division 5 Entitled "Sidewalk Cafes", Subdivision II Entitled "Permit", by Amending Section 82-382 Entitled "Application" by Requiring the Inclusion in the Sidewalk Cafe Application of the Dimensions of All Objects Related to the Cafe and by Providing for an Expedited Process for Renewal Applications in Certain Circumstances; by Amending Section 82-383 Entitled "Fee, Renewal Fee; Penalties for Late Payments for Renewal Fee," by Continuing the Exemption of Fees for the Operation of Sidewalk Cafes in the North Beach Area; by Amending Section 82-384 Entitled "Standards, Criteria and Conditions"  by Defining an Unobstructed Pedestrian Path, by Providing for Regulation of Planters and Umbrellas, by Providing Regulations for the After Hours Storage of Cafe Furniture and Providing for Fines and Other Remedies for Violations of These Regulations, by Providing for Case-by-Case Approval of Other Non-Permanent Structures Associated with the Cafe, by Deleting Provisions Pertaining to the Duration of Special Events Permits for Live Entertainment and Speakers, and by Deleting Provisions Regarding ADA Requirements Which Have Been Phased in Due to the Passage of Time; 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.
(City Manager's Office)
Action:
Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; ballot vote: 5-1; Opposed Vice-Mayor Dermer; Absent: Commissioner Cruz. Second reading and Public Hearing scheduled for April 12, 2000 at 2:30 pm. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on Commission Agenda
Commissioner Garcia stated that the ordinance should be passed on first reading as is and several workshops should be held before the April 12th meeting to resolve amplified music, food display, cleaning of sidewalks, pedestrian access and immediate compliance for blocking right-of-way.
Administration to schedule the workshop(s).
Mayor Kasdin requested the Administration prepare a history of the changes made between the November 1999 version of the ordinance and the present ordinance . Ronnie Singer to handle.
 
R5B Commission Memorandum No. 212-00

Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment - Environmental Protection/Greenways
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. 5:00 p.m. Public Hearing, First Reading
Administration Recommendation:
Approve the Ordinance on first reading and schedule a public hearing for second and final reading.
(Planning Department)
(Scheduled on 2/23/00)
Action:
First reading public hearing held. Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; ballot vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Cruz. Second reading and 2nd Public Hearing scheduled to be heard in or around June, 2000. Jorge Gomez to transmit to the affected agencies. R. Parcher to publish notice when advised by the Planning Department. Judy Hoanshelt to place on June 7th Commission Agenda.
 
R5C Commission Memorandum No. 213-00

1. Hotels as Permitted Uses in RM-1 and CD-2 (Page 214)
An Ordinance Amending the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, Amending Chapter 142 Entitled "Zoning Districts and Regulations", Section 142-152 Entitled "Main Permitted Uses" by Adding Hotels to the List of Main Permitted Uses in a Specified Area of the RM-1 Residential Multifamily Low Intensity Zoning District Bounded by the City Line on the North, Collins Avenue on the East, 75th Street on the South, and Abbott Avenue on the West; Amending Chapter 142 Entitled "Zoning Districts and Regulations", Section 142-302 Entitled "Main Permitted Uses" by Adding Hotels to the List of Main Permitted Uses in the CD-2 Commercial Medium Intensity Zoning District; Providing for Inclusion in the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida; Repealer; Severability; and an Effective Date. 5:15 p.m. Public Hearing, First Reading
2. Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment - Hotels as Permitted Uses in RM-1
An Ordinance Amending Part II: Goals, Objectives and Policies of the City of Miami Beach Comprehensive Plan, by Modifying Policy 1.2 of Objective 1: Land Development Regulations of the Future Land Use Element by Adding Hotels to the List of Uses Which May Be Permitted in a Specified Area of the RM-1 Low Density Multi Family Residential Land Use Category; 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. 5:15 p.m. Public Hearing, First Reading
Administration Recommendation:
Approve the Ordinances on first reading and schedule a public hearing for second and final reading.
(Planning Department)
(Scheduled on 2/23/00)
Action # 1:
First reading public hearing held. Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; ballot vote: 5-1; Opposed Commissioner Liebman; Absent: Commissioner Cruz. Second reading and Public Hearing scheduled in or around June 2000. R. Parcher to publish notice when advised by the Planning Department. Judy Hoanshelt to place on June 7th Commission Agenda.
Action #2:
First reading public hearing held. Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; ballot vote 5-1; Opposed Commissioner Liebman. Absent: Commissioner Cruz. Second reading and Public Hearing scheduled in or around June 2000. R. Parcher to publish notice when advised by the Planning Department. Judy Hoanshelt to place on June 7th Commission Agenda.
Transmit ordinance and documents to the affected agencies. Jorge Gomez to handle.
Commissioner Bower stated that the 2nd reading of a companion ordinance limiting accessory use needs to scheduled to correspond with the 2nd reading of this ordinance.
Handout:
1. Color map titled A City of Miami Beach Hotels with Occupational License
 
R5D Commission Memorandum No. 214-00

Neighborhood Impact Establishment Occupancy Threshold
An Ordinance Amending the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, Amending Chapter 142 Entitled "Zoning Districts and Regulations", Section 142-1361 Entitled "Definitions" by Modifying the Definition of "Neighborhood Impact Establishment" and by Reducing the Occupancy Number at Which an Establishment is Defined as a Neighborhood Impact Establishment; 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)
Action:
Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; ballot vote: 6-0. Absent: Commissioner Cruz. Second reading and Public Hearing scheduled for April 12 at 2:45 p.m. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the Commission Agenda.
 
R5E Commission Memorandum No. 215-00

Motion Picture Theaters - Beer and Wine Sales
An Ordinance Amending the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, Amending Chapter 6, Entitled "Alcoholic Beverages", Section 6-4, Entitled "Location and Use Restrictions", by Permitting Beer and Wine to Be Sold in Motion Picture Theaters Subject to Conditional Use Approval; 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)
Action:
Motion made by Commissioner Smith to not approve the ordinance; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Voice vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Cruz.
 
R5F Commission Memorandum No. 216-00

Pay Telephones/Automatic Teller Machines
An Ordinance Amending the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, Amending Chapter 142, Entitled "Zoning Districts and Regulations", Section 142-902, Entitled Permitted Accessory Uses", by Permitting Certain Public Telephones as Accessory Uses on the Outside of Apartment Buildings, Office, Retail and Commercial Uses; by Limiting the Number and Providing for Design Review Approval for Public Telephones and Automatic Teller Machines on Private Property; 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)
Action:
Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Smith; ballot vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Cruz. Second reading and Public Hearing scheduled for April 12 at 3:00 p.m. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on Commission Agenda.
Handout:
1. Memorandum from the Florida Public Telecommunications Association (FPTA), to City of Miami Beach Commission, dated March 15, 2000, RE: Proposed ordinance relating to pay telephones on private property.
 
R5G Commission Memorandum No. 217-00

An Ordinance Amending Miami Beach City Code, Chapter 98, Entitled "Streets and Sidewalks", by Amending Article V, Entitled, "Maintenance of Sidewalks and Swale Areas", by Amending Section 98-166, Entitled "Duty to Maintain Sidewalks and Swale Areas", by Amending Subsection (c), Entitled, "Sidewalks, Alleys and Rights-of-Way to be Kept Clean", by Amending the Hour Designation for Daily Sidewalk Sweeping; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Codification, and an Effective Date. First Reading
Administration Recommendation:
Approve the Ordinance on first reading and schedule a public hearing for second and final reading.
(Sanitation Department)
Action:
Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; ballot vote: 6-0. Absent: Commissioner Cruz. Second reading and Public Hearing scheduled for April 12th at 3:15 p.m. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on Commission Agenda.
 
R5H Commission Memorandum No. 218-00

Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment - Transportation Concurrency Management Areas (TCMAs)
An Ordinance Amending the Traffic Circulation and Capital Improvement Elements of Part II: Goals, Objectives and Policies, of the City of Miami Beach Comprehensive Plan, as Amended; by Establishing Transportation Concurrency Management Areas (TCMAs), and Establishing Areawide Level of Service Standards for Specific Roadways; Directing Transmittals of this Ordinance and All Applicable Documents to Affected Agencies; Providing for Repealer, Severability, and Inclusion in the Comprehensive Plan; and Further Providing an Effective Date. 5:01 p.m. Public Hearing, First Reading
Administration Recommendation:
Approve the Ordinance on first reading and schedule a public hearing for second and final reading.
(Transportation and Concurrency Management)
(Scheduled on 2/23/00)
(Hear in Conjunction with R7G)
Action:
First reading public hearing held. Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; ballot vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Cruz. Second reading and Public Hearing scheduled in or around June 2000. R. Parcher to publish notice when advised by the Planning Department. Judy Hoanshelt to place on June 7th Commission Agenda.
Ordinance to be transmitted to the Department of Community Affairs. Jorge Gomez to handle.
Handout:
1. LTC 46-2000 from Lawrence Levy to Mayor Kasdin and Members of the City Commission, dated March 14, 2000, RE: Road Impact Fees
 
R5I City Attorney City Commission Memorandum No. 219-00

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. 10:15 a.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading
Administration Recommendation:
Adopt the Ordinance.
(Requested by Commissioner David Dermer)
(First Reading 2/23/00)
Action:
Public Hearing held. Ordinance No. 2000-3235 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Dermer; seconded by Commissioner Bower; ballot vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Cruz. R. Parcher to handle.
 
R5J City Attorney Commission Memorandum No. 220-00

An Ordinance Amending Miami Beach City Code Chapter 2, Division 3 Thereof Entitled "Lobbyists", Specifically Section 2-482 Entitled "Registration", Section 2-485 Regarding Lobbyists Expenditure Reporting Requirements, as Well as Adding Section 2-485.1 Establishing Penalties; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Codification, and Effective Date.
Recommendation:
Approve the Ordinance on first reading and schedule public hearings for second and final reading.
(Requested by Vice-Mayor David Dermer)
Action:
Deferred.
 
R6 - Commission Committee Reports

R6A Commission Memorandum No. 221-00

Report on the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee Meeting of February 24, 2000: 1) Discussion of Fee Structure Proposed in the Amended Rules and Regulations for Beachfront Concession Operations; and, 2) Review of the Estimated Project Costs of the Renovation of the Bayshore and Normandy Shores Golf Courses and Clubhouses.
Action:
Report accepted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower to approve the report; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Voice vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Cruz.
 
R6B Verbal Report on the Land Use and Development Committee Meeting of March 13, 2000
: 1) Discussion Regarding an Ordinance for Covenants in Lieu of Unity of Title; 2) Discussion Regarding a Resolution for the Administration to Issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Development, Construction, Management and Operation of a Commercial Establishment to Be Located in the North Wing of the First Floor of Historic City Hall, Located at 1130 Washington Avenue; 3) Status Report on West Avenue/Dade Boulevard and 17th Street Connector Study; 4) Discussion Regarding Recommendation of Business Resolution Task Force; and, 5) Discussion on the Signage Program for Lincoln Road.
Action:
Report accepted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to approve the report; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice Vote: 6-0. Absent: Commissioner Cruz.
Handout:
1. Written report of the Land Use and Development Committee Meeting of Monday, March 13, 2000.
R7 - Resolutions

R7A Commission Memorandum No. 222-00

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Initiate Negotiations to Extend the Current Lease Agreement with the Concert Association of Florida Through the End of the Planned Construction, and Concurrently Issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Future Management and Operation of the Colony Theatre, Located at 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida.
Administration Recommendation:
Adopt the Resolution.
(Asset Management)
Action:
Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on April 12 Commission agenda.
 
R7B Commission Memorandum No. 223-00

A Resolution Concurring with the City's Mission and Value Statements as Composed by City Employees.
Administration Recommendation:
Adopt the Resolution.
(City Manager's Office)
Action:
Resolution No. 2000-23836 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith to adopt the resolution; seconded by Commissioner Bower; ballot vote: 4-0; Absent: Mayor Kasdin, Commissioners Cruz and Liebman. TC Adderly, Mary Greenwood, and Nannette Rodriguez to handle.
Mission statement:
"We are committed to providing excellent public services and safety to all who live, work, and play in our vibrant, tropical, historic community."
Value statements:

We maintain the City of Miami Beach as a world-class city.
We work as a cooperative team of well-trained professionals.
We serve the public with dignity and respect.
We conduct the business of the City with honesty, integrity, and dedication.
We are ambassadors of good will to our residents, visitors, and the business community.
 
R7C Commission Memorandum No. 224-00

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute an Amendment to the Current Agreement with Arthur Hills/Steve Forest and Associates, to Provide Landscape Architectural/Engineering Services for the Bayshore Golf Course and the Normandy Shores Golf Courses; Further Establishing a Revised Overall Fee of 6.875% from the Previously Approved Rate of 7.0% of Construction Cost; Appropriating Architectural/Engineering Fees for Bayshore Golf Course in the Amount of $322,878 (Based on an Estimated Construction Budget of $4,696,408) and Maintaining the Current Balance of $57,000 Available from Phase I for Reimbursable Expenses and Surveys for the Courses, for a Total Amendment of $530,713; with Funding Available from Unappropriated General Fund Balance to be Reimbursed from the City of Gulf Breeze, Florida, Local Loan Program.
Administration Recommendation:
Adopt the Resolution.
(City Manager's Office)
Action:
Resolution No. 2000-23837 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; ballot vote: 6-0. Absent: Commissioner Cruz. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.
Commissioner Smith requested a status report on hotels which have made golf commitments to the number of golf rounds.
 
R7D Commission Memorandum No. 225-00

A Resolution Approving an Amendment to the One-Year Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plans for Fiscal Year 1997/98 and Fiscal Year 1999/00 to Reallocate, at the Request of North Beach Development Corporation (NBDC), $100,000 from Fiscal Year 1997/98 City of Miami Beach (CMB) North Beach Street Improvements to Fiscal Year 1999/00 NBDC North Beach Facade Renovation Program.
Administration Recommendation:
Adopt the Resolution.
(Community/Economic Development)
Action:
Resolution No. 2000-23838 adopted as amended by authorizing the amendment to MBDC existing contract to increase it by $100,000; Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Smith; ballot vote: 5-0; Absent: Commissioners Cruz and Garcia.
Commissioner Smith requested the status of Marseille Drive. Verbal report given by Matthew Schwartz.
Commissioner Smith requested to see a copy of the final contract. Christina Cuervo to handle.
 
R7E Commission Memorandum No. 226-00

A Resolution Appropriating Additional Funding, in the Amount of $17,227, and Approving Change Orders "LLL" through "UUU" with Danville-Findorff, Inc., in the Said Amount, to be Paid from the Additional Funding; for the Expansion and Renovation of the Bass Museum of Art.
Administration Recommendation:
Adopt the Resolution.
(Construction Management)
Action:
Discussion held. Resolution No. 2000-23839 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; ballot vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Cruz. Matthew Schwartz and Mayra Buttacavoli to handle.
 
R7F Commission Memorandum No. 227-00

A Resolution Authorizing and Appropriating the Amount of $275,000, Available in Parking Revenue Bond Fund 481, to be Used to Fund Additional Services for Engineering Consultant Services, in the Amount of $77,500; and for Threshold Inspector Services, as Required by the State of Florida, in the Amount of $77,500; and for Additional Contingencies, Utility Permitting Fees and Laboratory Testing in the Amount of $100,000, and $20,000 Reimbursable Travel Related Expenses as Outlined in the Existing Agreement between the City of Miami Beach and Urbitran/Ramp, the Engineering Firm of Record for the Renovation Design of the 42nd Street Garage.
Administration Recommendation:
Adopt the Resolution.
(Construction Management)
Action:
Resolution No. 2000-23840 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia to finish the garage; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; ballot vote: 5-1; Opposed Commissioner Dermer. Absent: Commissioner Cruz. Matthew Schwartz to handle.
Opening date scheduled for the end of May.
Handout:
1. Paper defining tasks or duties submitted by Ricardo Mendez, Construction Management.
2. Email printout from Walter Reddick to Matthew Schwartz with a cc to Ricardo Mendez, dated March 14, 2000, RE: 42nd Street Parking Garage
 
R7G Memorandum from Mayor Neisen Kasdin

Convention Center/Cultural Facilities and Convention Development Tax.
(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)
1. Commission Memorandum No. 228-00
A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Refine a List of Proposed Projects and to Request from Miami-Dade County, an Allocation and Distribution of the Two Thirds Portion of the Convention and Development Tax Sufficient to Provide Funding for Such Projects. (Resolution to be Submitted)
Administration Recommendation:
Adopt the Resolution.
Action:
Commissioner Bower requested the list to include 1) MDPL Interpretative Center and; 2) Signage for Lincoln Road.
Resolution No. 2000-23841 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia to refine the definitions, estimated costs and financing strategy and add Commissioner Bower's items; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; ballot vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Cruz. Patricia Walker to handle.
Handout:
1. Memorandum from Murray Dubbin, City Attorney, to Mayor Kasdin, dated March 26, 1999, RE: Convention Development Tax
 
R7H Commission Memorandum No. 229-00

A Resolution Approving and Adopting a Transportation Concurrency Management Area (TCMA) Study/Implementation Plan for Miami Beach, as Developed by Carr Smith Corradino in Cooperation with the City Staff; the TCMA Plan Being Recommended by the Miami Beach Municipal Mobility Plan, and Endorsed by Both the City's Transportation and Parking Committee and the Planning Board.
Administration Recommendation:
Adopt the Resolution.
(Transportation and Concurrency)
(Hear in Conjunction with R5H)
Action:
Resolution No. 2000-23842 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Kasdin; ballot vote: 6-0. Absent: Commissioner Cruz. Matthew Schwartz to handle.
Handout: Booklet titled AMiami Beach Transportation Concurrency Management Areas (TCMAs)
 
R7I Memorandum from Commissioner Jose Smith

A Resolution Creating the North Beach Youth Center Oversight Committee as an Ad Hoc Committee of the Miami Beach City Commission, Prescribing the Members and the Terms of Office of the Members, and the Committee's Duties, Functions, Powers, and Responsibilities.
(Requested by Commissioner Jose Smith)
(Deferred from 2/9/00)
Action:
Resolution No. 2000-23835 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith to establish a Youth Center Oversight Committee, as an Ad Hoc Committee that will monitor design, construction, and use of the youth center; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; ballot vote: 4-0; Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Garcia.
Commissioners Bower, Liebman, and Smith emphasized that the construction of the ball fields and tennis courts should not be impacted by the construction of the youth center. Kevin Smith to handle.
Handout:
1. Letter from Deborah Ruggiero, chairperson, Neighborhoods First Oversight Committee, to Mayor & Commission
 
R7J Memorandum from Mayor Neisen Kasdin

A Resolution Supporting the Recommendation of the Infrastructure Subcommittee of the State Task Force that Downtown Miami, Florida be the Site for the Development of a High Speed Network Access Point (NAP) to Secure Miami-Dade County and South Florida as the Gateway for E-Commerce and Other Internet-Related Services between the United States and Latin America.
(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)
Action:
Resolution No. 2000-23843 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia; seconded by Commissioner Bower; voice vote: 6-0. Absent: Commissioner Cruz. R. Parcher to transmit the resolution to the Beacon Council.
 
R9 - New Business and Commission Requests

R9A Commission Memorandum No. 230-00

Board and Committee Appointments for the Meeting of March 15, 2000.
(City Clerk's Office)
Fine Art Board

Jeannette Varela Term expires 12/31/2001 Commissioner Cruz
Hispanic Affairs Committee

Jose Heres Term expires 12/31/2000 Commissioner Dermer
Miami Beach Commission on the Status of Women

Rosalie Pincus Term expires 12/31/2001 Commissioner Smith
Lisette Lopez Term expires 12/31/2001 Commissioner Bower
Oversight Committee for General Obligation Bond

North Beach nominee:
Michael Rotbart and Jane Gilbert
Two ballot votes were taken resulting in two tie votes. No appointment made.
Handout: See ballot 1 and ballot 2.
Police / Citizens Relations Committee

Brad Fleet Term expires 12/31/2001
Transportation and Parking Committee

Richard Steinberg term expires 12/31/2001 Commissioner Dermer
Visitors and Convention Authority

Hotel:
Jeff Lehman Term expires 12/31/2000 Commission
Wendy Hart Term expires 12/31/2001 Commission
At-large:
Jeffrey Abbaticchio Term expires 12/31/2001 Commission
Ray Schnitzer Term expires 12/31/2001 Commission
Lisa Cole Term expires 12/31/2001 Commission
Motion made by Commissioner Bower to approve the above slate; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Cruz.
Youth Center Advisory Board

Jodie M. Knofsky Term expires 12/31/2001 Commissioner Bower
Gloria Salom Term expires 12/31/2001 Commissioner Smith
 
R9B(1) Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. (1:30 p.m.)
Action:
The following citizens were heard.
1. Samuel Abrahams
stated to the Commission that the past week he noticed that Miami Beach was holding an auction. The City should not sponsor any activities on Saturday. It should be available at any time, so all groups can participate, but not on the sabbath day. Commissioner Smith stated that it should not have been held next to the Convention Center, when a convention was there, but also they had a bunch of beat up cars. 2. Steve Secary expressed his concern regarding the slum lord relations. He had pictures of the conditions of the building he is residing and trying to purchase located at 1022 Euclid Avenue, and managed by Keystone Management. The place is falling apart, electricity is not grounded and the roof is falling apart. Code Compliance cited the property and nothing has happened. Mayor Kasdin directed Ronnie Singer to look into the violation and inform Mr. Secary of the status. 3. Dave Kelsey thanked the Mayor for endorsing the service of three service managers. This is the way to get speedy service. Also as to using the current ACM's is not a good idea, because they're too busy. As far as the resolution on the mission statement, it should be appropriate to have input from the business community. 4. Elizabeth Donnelly provided the Commission with a petition from the North Bay Road residents. They want night time police patrol, they don't have any security anymore, people are afraid to come out day and night. There are a lot of break-ins. They call the police and the police tells them, they're spread too thin and they're too busy. Commissioner Smith stated that he knows that the police have been doing patrol on that area and have made several arrests.
Handout
: Petitions titled "Petition of Residents Upper North Bay Road to the Mayor , Commission and Administration of the City of Miami Beach".
5. Bea Kalstein
complimented Commissioners Garcia, Smith and Demer and stated "I take my hat off to you for questioning about the money at last night meeting. It is important to watch the money, thank God your are trying." Anything goes in this city, there is no accountability. I requested information about licenses issues to Commissioner Liebman and it's been over six months, and I have not heard anything. Commissioner Liebman responded as to who has licenses or not, the Administration is checking on it. 6. Joe Fontana stated that last May, he mentioned to the Commission, that certain board meetings and committee meetings were not being taped. Commissioner Gottlieb had asked the manager to have meetings taped. Directives from the Commission to the Administration are not being done. Minutes prepared from somebody's memory or notes are not good enough. Do you need a resolution to order this? Mayor Kasdin asked what is the taping policy ? Bob Parcher Clerk's Office stated that he is not aware of a policy. City Manager Levy stated all board and committee meetings held at City Hall are taped. Meetings outside City Hall are not taped, because the settings sometimes are not appropriate to do so. Commissioner Garcia stated that the City should invest in recording equipment. Mayor Kasdin requested the Administration to look into the taping of meetings. 7. Steve Diamond commended Commissioner Smith for looking at the impact fees. (a) Do you have a follow up on that? And (b) Are there any other funds, the City is not spending?. Commissioner Smith will make sure that Administration will do what is necessary to get those funds. Mr. Diamond questioned "Is this also with the school board funds?". Commissioner Smith stated that he will make sure to check on it. Commissioner Liebman stated that impact fees charged to businesses are irrational, and that she wrote a letter to the County Manager to request that we be part of the solution of the impact fees. The money is not lost, just not assessed. Commissioner Smith stated that if the money is not allocated quickly, there is a possibility the money will be lost. Mayor Kasdin stated that the City needs to do a proper analysis for the NPO meeting next month to come up with a strategy to make sure the City gets it's fair share. Commissioner Liebman stated we need the County Manager to approve that the City gets the money and handle the project. Commissioner Liebman moved that the Administration prepare a resolution for the next meeting that the City of Miami Beach be involved in acquiring the impact fee money. Patricia Walker to handle.
Handout:
1. Speakers List
 
R9B(2) Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. (5:30 p.m.)

Action: Not reached.
 
R9C Discussion regarding Request from the Sunset Island Property Owners.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin and
Commissioner Jose Smith )
(Deferred from 2/23/00)
Action:
Presentation given by Ms. Janice Sharpstein. Discussion held.
Mayor Kasdin and Commissioner Liebman and Smith stated that the Administration needs to respond to the problems and respond quickly. There needs to be immediate resolution to the problems such as: roads, parks, FPL, and City Code enforcement problems.
Commissioner Garcia stated that if there is a party on the Island that the Police should set up a DUI check point and also enforce parking laws. Chief Barreto and Al Childress to handle. Lawrence Levy stated that the Police and Code Enforcement will be posted by the house in question.
Mayor Kasdin stated that this is a lack of the Administration to have one person responsible. The Administration needs to investigate having Assistant City Managers responsible for a specific area. Commissioner Bower emphasized that someone needs to be responsible. Administration to report back.
Commissioner Garcia and Commissioner Bower expressed concerns with where FPL places their electrical boxes and that the way FPL is treating the area is wrong. The concerns may have to be referred to the City's lobbyist to change some laws.
Mayor Kasdin stated that the City is responsible for the safety and attractive appearance of the City and it can not allow these areas to deteriorate.
Commissioner Bower asked about the trees and what happened to them.
Motion made by Commissioner Liebman instructing the City Attorney to address the issue and recommend legislative changes which will enhance enforcement for the next commission meeting; seconded by Commissioner Bower. Voice Vote: 6-0. Absent: Commissioner Cruz.
Administration to report at the next Commission Meeting on what actions have been taken.
Handouts:
1. Set of 6 photographs showing FPL boxes.
2. Set of 10 photographs showing street conditions, etc.
3. Handout presented by Ms. Janice Sharpstein titled "Problems Plaguing Sunset Island I & II"
 
R9D Commission Memorandum No. 231-00

Review of Hispanic Affairs Committee.
(City Clerk's Office)
(Deferred from 2/23/00)
Action:
Not Reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on April 12 agenda.
 
R9E Discussion regarding Development of a Miami Beach Charter School.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin and
Commissioner Luis Garcia)
(Deferred from 2/23/00)
Action:
Commissioner Garcia played a video showing the deplorable and deteriorating conditions at Fienberg Fisher Elementary School. Commissioner Garcia requested that an RFQ be issued to explore other means of providing education.
Discussion held.
Motion made by Commissioner Smith to refer the item to the Committee For Quality Education on Miami Beach; seconded by Commissioner Bower. Mayor Kasdin requested that the motion be amended to hold several community Commission Workshops together with the Committee for Quality Education in Miami Beach, and to include Ryder Charter School, Pembroke Pines Charter School, Miami-Dade County Public Schools and members of the public to discuss Charter Schools and other alternatives; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 5-1; Opposed Commissioner Garcia. Absent: Commissioner Cruz.
Administration to schedule a Commission Workshop as soon as possible. Christina Cuervo and Maria Ruiz to handle.
Handouts:
1. Resolution from the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce encouraging the City to explore the alternatives to the current public education system.
2. Resolution from the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce urging the Miami-Dade County School Board to take any and all action to construct a new, first class high school facility.
3. Fax from Judy Matz (Dr. Krop's Office),Miami-Dade County Public Schools Board Members Office, to Commissioner Bower, Dated March 14, 2000, RE: Commissioning of Giller and Giller to perform architectural engineering services for the additions, remodeling and renovations project at North Beach Elementary School - Project #A-0775
 
R9F Discussion regarding the Request by Alliance Theater.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)
Action:
Item withdrawn.
 
R9G Report regarding Improvements to the City's Construction Permitting Process.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)
(Hear in Conjunction with R9H)
Action:
Heard in conjunction with item R9H. See action on R9H.
 
R9H Commission Memorandum No. 232-00

Status Report on the Actions of the Administration Relating to the Recommendations of the Business Resolution Task Force.
(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin and
Commissioner Luis R. Garcia)
(Continued from 2/23/00)
(Hear in Conjunction with R9G)
Action:
Status report presented by Christina Cuervo.
Commissioner Liebman requested the departmental staffing requests and the Administration staffing recommendations both be reviewed at the budget workshop scheduled for early June.
Mayor Kasdin directed Administration to meet with the Chairman of the Business Resolutions Task Force, Mr. Saul Gross, to review the recommendations and to report back to the Commission. Christina Cuervo to handle.
 
R9I Report regarding Jet Ski Stand Operating on the Beach at 17th Street and Collins Avenue.

(Requested by Vice-Mayor David Dermer)
1. Commission Memorandum No. 234-00
Report on 17th Street Jet Ski Watersport Concession.
Action:
Deferred.
 
R9J Status Report on the New Debit Card Parking Meter System.

(Requested by Vice-Mayor David Dermer)
Action:
Deferred.
 
R9K Status Report on the Progress of the 42nd Street Municipal Parking Garage.

(Requested by Vice-Mayor David Dermer)
(Hear in Conjunction with Item C)
Action:
Heard in conjunction with item R7F and "C". Status Report presented by Ricardo Mendez and Walter Reddick.
Handout:
1. Paper defining tasks or duties submitted by Ricardo Mendez, Construction Management.
R9L Verbal Report regarding the 28th Street Stash Site and Residential Bulk Pickup: Temporary Operating Requirements.

(Sanitation Department)
Action:
Verbal report presented by Matthew Schwartz. Motion made by Mayor Kasdin to refer to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 6-0. Absent Commissioner Cruz. Patricia Walker to place on committee agenda.
Mayor Kasdin does not feel comfortable making this decision at this time. He directed Administration to report back to the Commission with something in writing and to setup objective standards.
 
R9M Committee of the Whole Meeting.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)
Action:
Meeting called to order at 1:00 pm. Present at the meeting were Mayor Kasdin, Vice-Mayor Dermer, Commissioners Smith, Garcia, Liebman, and Bower. Commissioner Cruz was not present. City Manager Lawrence Levy, City Attorney Murray Dubbin, City Clerk Robert Parcher, Esther Perez-Trujillo and Max Sklar were present. Discuss was held. It was decided that the Commissioners Smith and Bower would share Esther Perez-Trujillo as a secretary and Commissioner Dermer and Garcia would share Francis Rodriguez as a secretary. The meeting adjourned at 1:22 pm.
 
R9N Report regarding the Census 2000.

(Requested by Commissioner Matti Herrera Bower)
1. Commission Memorandum No. 235-00
Status Report on Census 2000 Activities.
Commissioner Bower wanted to urge everyone to fill out the Census. She also informed that City Hall personnel will help citizens fill out the application and also at 6th Street and at night at Fienberg Fisher Elementary School.
 
R9O Discussion regarding Sister City Ica, Peru and $4,000 that it Owes the City for Four Pick-Up Trucks.

(Requested by Commissioner Luis R. Garcia)
Discussion held. Motion made by Commissioner Bower to waive payment and donate the trucks; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Voice vote: 6-0. Absent: Commissioner Cruz. Drew Terpak to handle.
End of Regular Agenda

 
Reports and Informational Items

A Commission Memorandum No. 236-00 (Page 515)

City Attorney's Status Report.
(City Attorney's Office)
ACTION:
Written report presented.
 
B Commission Memorandum No. 237-00 (Page 521)

Status Report on the Cultural Campus.
(City Manager's Office)
ACTION:
Written report presented.
 
C Commission Memorandum No. 238-00 (Page 531)

Status Report on the 42nd Street Parking Garage Project.
(Construction Management)
(Hear in Conjunction with R9K)
ACTION:
Written report presented.
Handout:
1. Paper defining tasks or duties submitted by Ricardo Mendez, Construction Management.
 
D Commission Memorandum No. 239-00 (Page 533)

Parking Status Report.
(Parking Department)
ACTION:
Written report presented. Commissioner Liebman directed the Administration to bring back a validation program for parking for Lincoln Road and to expedite enforcement. Jackie Gonzalez to handle.
Commissioner Liebman requested the Administration verify that the parking lot at 10 Street and Collins conforms to the City Code. Al Childress to handle.
 
E Commission Memorandum No. 240-00 (Page 549)

Public Hearings before the Planning Board for the Month of March, 2000: 1) Conditional Use: Dock - 2821 Lake Avenue (Sunset Island #1); 2) Lot Split: 1613-1619 Lenox Avenue; 3) Conditional Use: Dock - 81 Palm Avenue; 4) Conditional Use: Parking Lot - 1456 Ocean Drive; 5) Ordinance: Concurrency Management System; 6) Resolution: Concurrency Management System.
(Planning Department)
ACTION:
Written report presented.



Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency
Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive
March 15, 2000 - 10:00 a.m.


AGENDA


1. ROLL CALL
 
2. OLD BUSINESS
A. Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-11 (Page 1)
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:
Report presented by Christina Cuervo. Commissioner Liebman asked about the status of Fuddruckers. The Administration to report back at the April 12th Commission meeting.
Commissioners Bower and Liebman stated that the area is dirty, windows are broken and the City's problems need to be addressed. Christina Cuervo to handle.
B. Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-12 (Page 7)
Anchor Shops and Parking - Monthly Report on Parking Operations, Month of January, 2000.
Action:
Report presented by Christina Cuervo.
Christina Cuervo responded to Commissioner Smith's request about the loss of revenue in January.
 
3. NEW BUSINESS
A. Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-13 (Page 15)
Report of the Itemized Revenues and Expenditures of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency for the Four Months Ended January 31, 2000.
(Distributed Under Separate Cover)
Action:
Report presented by Christina Cuervo.
Handout: Booklet titled AReport of the Itemized Revenues and Expenditures of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency for the Month ended January 31, 2000"
 
B. Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-14 (Page 17)
A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Leasing and Management of the Retail Component of the Anchor Shops and Parking Garage.
Action:
Resolution No. 342-2000 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Voice vote: 6-0. Absent Commissioner Cruz. Christina Cuervo to handle.
Commissioner Liebman stated that something needs to be built into the contract so that if the company doesn't work out they can be terminated.
Commissioner Smith stated that when advertising, advertise for a national company.


End of Agenda

Meeting adjourned at 9:43 pm.