City of Miami Beach - City Commission Meeting
Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive
March 28, 2001

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Chapter 2, Article VII, Division 3 of the City Code of Miami Beach entitled "Lobbyists" requires the registration of all lobbyists with the City Clerk prior to engaging in any lobbying activity with the City Commission, any City Board or Committee, or any personnel as defined in the subject Code sections. Copies of the City Code sections on lobbyists laws are available in the City Clerk's office. Questions regarding the provisions of the Ordinance should be directed to the Office of the City Attorney.

PA1 Cert. of Apprec./P. Roman & E. Suarez, "At Your Service Employee" for Jan./Feb. 2001. 1

PA2 Presentation/Commemorate 86th Birthday of CMB, Incorporated on March 26, 1915.

PA3 New Item: Cert.of Appr/Officers Callan, Serrano, & Nolan, Arresting Auto Ring. (Dermer)

PA4 New Item: Cert. of Apprec./E. LaPlante, Taxi Driver, Outstanding Service.

PA5 New Item: Proclamation/MB Fire Fighters for Support of Muscular Dystrophy. (Kasdin)

PA6 New Item: Proclamation/Recognizing April 1-7, 2001, "National Library Week". (Liebman)

C2A Issue PO, Purchase (1) 2001 Ford Chassis Truck & (1) w/ an Aerial Device, $174,473. 3

C2B Issue PO, Purchase (6) 2001 Ford Pick-Up Trucks, $170,006.08. 5

C4A Ref: Planning Board, Various Amendments to Land Development Regulations. 7

C7A Proclaim April 1 - 7, 2001, National Library Week in CMB. (Liebman) 9

C7B Proclaim April 16 - 22, 2001, "National Community Development Week" in CMB. 13

C7C Approve Placement of (80) Banners for Moda in Miami, March 28 - April 10, 2001. 15

C7D Execute Grant Agmt, Historic Renovation of Colony Theater/Exterior Lincoln Road. 23

C7E Execute Service Agmt, Provide Testing Programs for Police/Fire Applicants. 27

C7F Approve Interlocal Agmt w/ Dade-County, Computerized Parking Ticket Issue System. 51

C7G Set Public Hearing, Designation of Pinetree Drive ROW as Historic Site. 61

C7H Set Public Hearing, Waive Develp't Regulations to the CCC-Zoning District. 67

C7I Execute a Termination of Easement w/ World Savings Bank, Repair Storm Sewer Line. 81

C7J Enter Negotiations w/ Adshel, Placement of Bus Shelter Structures on Public ROW. 91

C7K Accept a Member of Personnel Brd to Rep. Group I Fire/Police/Bch Patrol Employees. 113

REGULAR AGENDA

R5A 10:30a.m., 1st & Only Rdg, Zoning Map Change. 117

R5B 1st Rdg, Establish Criteria for Special Events Permits. 127

R5C 1st Rdg, Establish Criteria for Issuing Permits for Film & Print Productions. 159

R5D 1st Rdg, Establish Living Wage Requirements for City Service Contracts/Employees. 191

R6A Report: Community Affairs Committee Meeting of March 19, 2001. 209

R6B Verbal Report: Finance & Citywide Projects Committee Meeting of March 20, 2001. 213

R7A 11:00 a.m., Accept Recomm., Prov. Urban Design, A/E Serv. in Flamingo/Lummus Prk. 215

R7B 11:30 a.m., Accept Recomm., Manage Construction Projects for Facilities/Parks. 225

R7C 2:00 p.m., Accept Recomm., Develop (4) Acres Btwn Collins & Harding "72nd St. Site". 261

R7D 4:30 p.m., Cancel Contract for Sale/Purchase w/ Theatre Realty, re: Byron-Carlyle. 273

R7E Joint, Execute Lease Agmt w/ FDOT, Utilize Hard Pack Area, Seaward of 3501 Collins. 325

R7F Reject Proposal for RFP 61-98/99, Placement of Public Pay Phones on Public ROW. 337

R7G Recommend a Set Aside of CDT for MBCC & TOPA for Capital Improvements. 339

R9A Board and Committee Appointments. 343

R9A1 Disc. South Pointe Advisory Board Appointment. (Liebman) 391

R9A2 Disc. Health Advisory Committee/Appointments. 393

R9B 9:45 a.m., Disc. Renaming Pinetree Park to Honor Frosene Sonderling. (Bower) 395

R9C Disc. Reso. Petition to Grant Hialeah Park to Continue its Services. (Garcia/Liebman) 397

R9D Disc. Waive All Fees for Moda in Miami - Fashion Week. (Kasdin) 403

R9E W-Disc. Funding for "Cool School" as Promised by MBHA. (Liebman) 407

R9F D-Disc. Extension of Operating Hours for Bars & Nightclubs. (Liebman) 413

R9G Disc. Creation of Sunset Harbour Advisory Board. (Liebman) 415

R9H Disc. Progress Report on the Status of Regional Library. (Garcia) 419

R9I 9:50 a.m., Disc./Present. by S. Blumberg, Status of FDOT Collins Ave. Project. (Bower) 421

R9J 9:55 a.m., Disc. Request from Music Fest Miami, Support N.Shore Prk Event.(Liebman) 423

R9K Disc. Current Process of Meter Reading & Billing. (Garcia) 425

R9L Disc. Pump Station Project at 28th Street. (Garcia) 427

R9M Disc. Resolution re: "Ad Valorem Tax Exemption for Historic Properties". (Liebman) 429

REPORTS AND INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

A Report on the Rehabilitation Project of Bldg. & Addition to Fire Station No. 2. 435

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ITEMS - 10:00 A.M.

2A Status Report on the Fuddruckers' Lease Agmt at the Anchor Shops. 1

2B Joint, Execute Lease Agmt. w/ FDOT, Utilize Property at 300-23rd Street >Fruit Stand'. 15

 

Call to Order - 9:27 a.m./t161

Inspirational Message given by Reverend Garth Thompson

Pledge of Allegiance lead by Donald DeLucca, Assistant Chief of Police

PA - Presentations and Awards

9:31am/105t1

PA1 Certificates of Appreciation to be Presented to Pablo Roman, Finance Department and Elaine Suarez, Fire Department, in Recognition of the "At Your Service Employee" for the Month of January and February, 2001. (Page 1)

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Certificates of Appreciation presented.

 

9:50 am/686t1

Mayor Kasdin congratulated Jorge and Leslie Gonzalez on the birth of their daughter Madeleine Elizabeth.

 

9:52 am/687t1

PA2 Presentation/commemorate the 86th Birthday of the City of Miami Beach, Incorporated on March 26, 1915.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Presentation made.

 

9:35am/200t1

New Item:

PA3 Certificates of Appreciation to be Presented to Officers Callan, Serrano and Nolan for Arresting an Auto Theft Ring.

(Commissioner Dermer)

ACTION: Certificates of Appreciation presented.

9:39 am/310 t1

New Item:

PA4 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to E. LaPlante, Taxi Driver for Outstanding Service.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Certificate of Appreciation presented.

Handout:

1. Letter from Kathy Smith, dated January 19, 2001, RE: Commending Mr. LaPlante.

 

9:45 am/484t1

New Item:

PA5 Proclamation to be Presented to Miami Beach Fire Fighters for Support of Muscular Dystrophy.

(Mayor Kasdin)

ACTION: Proclamation presented.

 

9:48 am/580t1

New Item:

PA6 Proclamation recognizing April 1-7, 2001, "National Library Week".

(Commissioner Liebman)

ACTION: Proclamation presented.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

9:57 am/855t1

ACTION: Motion made by Commissioner Bower to approve the Consent Agenda; seconded by Vice-Mayor Garcia; Voice vote: 7-0.

 

C2 - Competitive Bid Reports

 

C2A Commission Memorandum No.164-01 (Page 3)

Request for Approval to Issue a Purchase Order to Atlantic Truck Center, in the Amount of $174,473.00 Pursuant to the State Contract No. 070-700-00-1 for the Purchase of One (1) 2001 Ford F-550 Chassis 4x4 SD Regular Cab with an Altec AT37G Aerial Device (Bucket Truck) and One (1) M8500 with an Altec LRV58 Aerial Device.

(Fleet Management)

ACTION: Award authorized. Gus Lopez to issue a Purchase Order. Drew Terpak to handle.

 

C2B Commission Memorandum No.165-01 (Page 5)

Request for Approval to Issue a Purchase Order to Gus Machado Ford in the Amount of $170,006.08 Pursuant to the Miami-Dade County Bid No. 5204-0/01-CW and City of Miami Bid No. 99-00-308 for the Purchase of Six (6) 2001 Ford F350 4x2 Pick-up Trucks.

(Fleet Management)

ACTION: Award authorized. Gus Lopez to issue a Purchase Order. Drew Terpak to handle.

 

C4 - Commission Committee Assignments

 

C4A Commission Memorandum No.166-01 (Page 7)

Referral to the Planning Board - Various Amendments to Land Development Regulations.

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Referred. Jorge Gomez to place on committee agenda.

 

C7 - Resolutions

 

C7A A Resolution Proclaiming the Week of April 1-7, 2001 as National Library Week in the City of Miami Beach. (Page 9)

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2001-24300 adopted. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

C7B Commission Memorandum No.167-01 (Page 13)

A Resolution Proclaiming April 16, 2001 Through April 22, 2001, "National Community Development Week" in the City of Miami Beach.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2001-24301 adopted. Joanna Revelo to handle.

 

C7C Commission Memorandum No.168-01 (Page 15)

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Placement of Eighty (80) Banners for Moda in Miami, in Miami Beach; to Be Held April 3, 2001, to April 7, 2001, as Requested by the Applicant at the Following Locations: Macarthur Causeway, Between the Miami Beach City Limit and Alton Road; 5th Street, Between Alton Road and Ocean Drive; Collins Avenue, Between 5th and 16th Street; Washington Avenue, Between 5th and 15th Street; Alton Road, Between 15th and 17th Street; Said Banners to Be Affixed to Light Poles in the Public Right-of-Way, Measuring 30"x 60" and Having Copy and Design as Shown on the Attached Drawings; to Be Installed and Removed in Accordance with All Other Applicable City Requirements; the Administration Further Recommends That These Banners Be Installed No Earlier than March 28, 2001, and Removed by April 10, 2001.

(Arts, Culture & Entertainment)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2001-24302 adopted. James Quinlan to handle.

 

C7D Commission Memorandum No. 169-01 (Page 23)

A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager, or His Designee, to Execute Grant Agreement 12-01-ML-113 with the National Park Service, Accepting a Grant, in the Amount of $835,000, for the Historic Renovation of the Colony Theater, Including Exterior Lincoln Road Improvements; and to Appropriate These Funds.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2001-24303 adopted. Christina Cuervo and Patricia Walker to handle.

 

7:23 pm

C7E Commission Memorandum No.170-01 (Page 27)

A Resolution Accepting the Ranking of Proposals Received and Authorizing the Administration to Enter into Negotiations, and If Successful, Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Professional Services Agreement with the Number-One Ranked Provider, Dr. David Santisteban, Pursuant to RFP No. 130-99/00, Providing for the Services to Develop, Validate, Administer, Score, Report and Review Testing Programs to Determine Qualified Applicants for Police and Fire Entry Level and Classified Promotional Classifications and If Negotiations Are Not Successful with the Number-one Ranked Provider, Authorizing the Administration to Enter into Negotiations with the Number Two Ranked Provider Rockhill and Halton Inc., and If Successful, Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Professional Services Agreement with Rockhill and Halton Inc.

(Human Resources)

ACTION: Separated for discussion by Vice-Mayor Garcia. Resolution No. 2001-24304 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 4-0; Absent: Vice-Mayor Garcia and Commissioners Cruz and Dermer. T.C. Adderly to handle.

Because of a previously scheduled obligation, Vice-Mayor Garcia left the meeting at 6:55 pm. This item was heard at 7:23 pm. Jorge Gonzalez, City Manager, stated although he would prefer that the Vice-Mayor be present, and if it were not for a time consideration he would abide by the Vice-Mayor's request to defer. Unfortunately there are time constraints. Because of pending retirements in the Police Department as a result of the Drop Plan, the Administration will be engaging in a number of recruitments both for promotional opportunities and entry level positions. The Administration needs the examinations established so it can proceed with hiring and promoting. Both the Richard Barreto, Police Chief, and Floyd Jordan, Fire Chief, support this selection.

 

C7F Commission Memorandum No.171-01 (Page 51)

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute an Interlocal Agreement with Miami-Dade County for a Computerized Parking Ticket Issuing System.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2001-24305 adopted. Saul Frances to handle.

 

C7G Commission Memorandum No.172-01 (Page 61)

A Resolution Setting a Public Hearing to Consider the Possible Designation of a Portion of the Public Right-of-way of Pinetree Drive as an Historic Site by Amending the Land Development Regulations of the Miami Beach City Code, Section 118-593(e), Entitled "Delineation on Zoning Map," by Designating a Portion of the Public Right-of-way of Pinetree Drive as an Historic Site to Be Known as the "Pinetree Drive Historic Roadway," Generally from 30th Street to 46th Street, as More Particularly Described in the Ordinance; Providing That upon Designation the City's Zoning Map Shall Be Amended to Indicate That Portion of Pinetree Drive as an Historic Site; and to Consider the Designation Report Attached to the Ordinance.

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2001-24306 adopted. Robert Parcher to notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Jorge Gomez to handle.

City Clerk's Note: Public Hearing scheduled for April 18 at 10:30 am.

 

7:24 pm/3990t4

C7H Commission Memorandum No.173-01 (Page 67)

A Resolution Setting a Public Hearing to Consider a Waiver of the Development Regulations Applicable to the CCC-Zoning District, for the Installation of Nine (9) Proposed Signs Around the Miami Beach Convention Center, as Follows: One Main Identity Pylon at the Corner of 17th Street and Convention Center Drive, Six (6) Electronic Message Boards under the Canopies and Two (2) Small Pylon Signs near the Entrance to Halls "C" and "D," as Follows: for the Pylon Sign, to Increase the Maximum Permissible Graphic Area and Reduce the Front and Side Setbacks; for the Electronic Message Boards, to Increase the Maximum Permissible Graphic Area; for the Electronic Message Board Signs, to Waive the Prohibition on the Use of Intermittent or Flashing Lights; and to Waive the Limitation of One Sign per Street Frontage on Convention Center Drive, Washington Avenue, and on the Corner of 17th Street and Convention Center Drive.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Separated for discussion by Commissioner Liebman. Resolution No. 2001-24307 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 4-0; Absent: Vice-Mayor Garcia and Commissioners Cruz and Smith. Robert Parcher to notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

Commissioners Liebman and Bower expressed their concern regarding a pylon sign which will have moving lights to display information and will be installed on the corner or Convention Center Drive. The issue will be discussed at the public hearing.

City Clerk's note:

1. Tom Graboski Associates provided environmental graphics, design, and engineering services for the Miami Beach Convention Center signage program.

2. City Clerk's Note: Public Hearing scheduled for April 18 at 11:00 am.

 

C7I Commission Memorandum No.174-01 (Page 81)

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Termination and Abandonment of Easement Between World Savings Bank, as the Owner of the Property Located at 1261 - 20th Street (Sunset Harbor Drive) Miami Beach, and the City, and Further Accepting a New Grant of Easement from World Savings Bank, as the Owner of the Aforestated Property, for the Installation, Maintenance, Construction and Repair of Storm Sewer Lines and Appurtenances; Said Termination and Grant of Easement, Respectively, Subject to the Conditions Set Forth in this Resolution.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2001-24308 adopted. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

 

C7J Commission Memorandum No.175-01 (Page 91)

A Resolution Accepting the Recommendation of the City Manager and Authorizing the Administration to Enter Negotiations with the Number One Ranked Firm of Adshel and to Negotiate with the Second Ranked Firm, Infinity Outdoor, Inc., If Negotiations with the First Ranked Firm Are Not Successful, Regarding Request for Proposals (RFP), No. 107-99/00 for the Placement of Bus Shelter Structures and Other Street Furniture on the Public Right-of-Way.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2001-24309 adopted. Jorge Chartrand to handle.

 

C7K Commission Memorandum No.176-01 (Page 113)

A Resolution Accepting Newell Wilder as a Member of the Personnel Board to Represent Group I Fire, Police and Beach Patrol Employees, for the Unexpired Term Ending July 31, 2002.

(City Clerk's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2001-24310 adopted. Robert Parcher to handle.

 

End of Consent Agenda

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA

R5 - Ordinances

10:46am/2414t1

R5A Commission Memorandum No.177-01 (Page 117)

Ordinance - Zoning Map Change

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 Classification of Lots 1 through 8 Inclusive of Block 47, Ocean Beach Addition No. 3, as Recorded on PB 2-81, Public Records of Miami-Dade County Florida, Located on the West Side of Washington Avenue Between 6th and 7th Streets, from the Current Zoning District Classification RM-1 Residential Multi-Family Low Intensity, to the Proposed Zoning District Classification RM-2 Residential Multi-Family Medium Intensity; Amending the Affected Portion of the City's Official Zoning District Map to Reflect the Change to RM-2; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. 10:30 a.m. First and Only Reading, Public Hearing

(Planning Department)

(Continued from March 14, 2001)

ACTION: Speakers sworn in. Public hearing held. Ordinance Number 2001-3300 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Ballot vote: 7-0. Jorge Gomez to amend the Official Zoning District Map.

Murray Dubbin stated that the City is considering adopting an ordinance which is not subject to the Letter Agreement or the Restrictive Covenant which was agreed upon by the property owner and the Village of South Beach condominium.

Lucia A. Dougherty Esq. (Greenberg Traurig), stated that the Letter Agreement is subject to this particular property owner if the land is purchased, however, the Restrictive Covenant will run with the land. She stated that if the City needs any modifications after the ordinance amendment, she will be happy to do so.

Carlos Duvall, Vice President, Village of South Beach, stated that he is in agreement with the ordinance, Restrictive Covenant, and Letter Agreement but is concerned about the increase the traffic flow on 6 Street and 7 Street and Euclid Avenue. He feels a traffic impact study should be considered.

Jeannie Light asked if there are any plans to fix the park land on Washington Avenue between 7 Street and 8 Street. Jorge Gomez stated there is an opportunity to improve that piece of park land.

Handout:

1. Copy of Letter Agreement and Restrictive Covenant ((Jorge Gomez to provide))

2. Speakers List

10:23 am/1662t1

R5B Commission Memorandum No.178-01 (Page 127)

An Ordinance Creating Chapter 12, Article II of the Miami Beach City Code to Be Entitled "Special Events," Creating Section 12-5, Entitled "Special Events Permits," Establishing Procedures and Criteria for the Management of Special Events Permits; Authorizing the City Manager or the Manager's Designee to Issue, Modify, or Revoke Special Events Permits; Providing for Enforcement and Penalties; Amending Section 46-156(A) Concerning Temporary Noise Permits; Providing for Inclusion in the Code of the City of Miami Beach; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. First Reading

(Arts, Culture & Entertainment)

ACTION: Discussion held. Ordinance approved on first reading as amended by adding a monthly informational report containing Special Event Permits issued. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Vice-Mayor Garcia; Ballot vote: 7-0. Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled on April 18, 2001. R. Parcher to notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. James Quinlan to handle.

Commissioner Liebman suggested referring the use of the revenues regarding beach impact fees and Collins Park as the recipient of the 21 Street beach impact fees to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee. Patricia Walker to handle.

Count LFMdeW Rosenthal e Meyerbeer W. Chudzikiewicz H. Chodkiewicz stated the markets provision of the ordinance should be referred to the Community Affairs Committee before the second reading.

Commissioner Bower stated that the Community Affairs Committee decided to approve the ordinance as it is and to address the issue of the markets at another meeting.

City Clerk's Note: Public Hearing scheduled for April 18 at 11:15 am.

 

10:42 am/2264t1

R5C Commission Memorandum No.179-01 (Page 159)

An Ordinance Creating Chapter 12, Entitled "Arts, Culture & Entertainment", and Article I, Entitled "Film and Print Production", in the Miami Beach City Code, Creating Section 12-1, Entitled "Permits for Film and Print Productions", Establishing Procedures and Criteria for the Issuance of Permits for Film and Print Photography in the City; Authorizing the City Manager or the Manager's Designee to Grant Film and Print Permits; Providing for Enforcement and Penalties; Amending Section 46-156(A) Concerning Temporary Noise Permits; Providing for Inclusion in the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. First Reading

(Arts, Culture & Entertainment)

ACTION: Discussion held. Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Ballot vote: 7-0. Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled on April 18, 2001. R. Parcher to notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. James Quinlan to handle.

Commissioner Bower asked if a regularly scheduled report could be generated to reflect upcoming productions. Administration will address this request on second reading. James Quinlan to handle.

City Clerk's Note: Public Hearing scheduled for April 18 at 11:30 am.

 

7:06 pm/3310t4

R5D Commission Memorandum No.180-01 (Page 191)

An Ordinance Creating Division 6 to Be Entitled "Living Wage Requirements for City Service Contracts and City Employees", of Article VI Entitled "Procurement" of Chapter 2 of the Miami Beach City Code Entitled "Administration" by Establishing a Living Wage Requirement for City Service Contracts and Establishing a Living Wage for City Employees; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Codification, and an Effective Date. First Reading

(Human Resources)

ACTION: Discussion held. Ordinance approved on first reading as amended. Motion made by Commissioner Smith to adopt the ordinance; seconded by Commissioner Bower.

At the request of Murray Dubbin, City Attorney, a motion was made by Commissioner Smith to amend the ordinance to give the City Commission the subpoena power rather than the City Attorney; seconded by Commissioner Bower; voice vote: 5-0; absent: Vice-Mayor Garcia and Commissioner Cruz.

A discussion was held regarding future privatization of services currently provided by the City and should they be applicable with the same $100,000 threshold or be automatically covered under the Living Wage Ordinance irrespective of the threshold. Murray Dubbin stated that there may be legal issues which need to be researched. Legal Department, Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli, and Mary Greenwood to handle.

Vote on the main motion with the amendment; Ballot vote: 5-0; Absent: Vice-Mayor Garcia and Commissioner Cruz. Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled on April 18, 2001. R. Parcher to notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli and Mary Greenwood to handle.

City Clerk's Note: Public Hearing scheduled for April 18 at 10:45 am.

 

R6 - Commission Committee Reports

 

R6A Commission Memorandum No.181-01 (Page 209)

Report of the Community Affairs Committee Meeting of March 19, 2001: 1) Discussion Regarding the Adoption of Special Events Policies and Procedures; 2) Request to Honor Michael Graves for His Outstanding Achievements in the Preservation and Enhancement of the Miami Beach Historical District.

ACTION: Not reached.

 

R6B Verbal Report of the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee Meeting of March 20, 2001: 1) Bass Museum Status; 2) Citizen/Staff Task Force on Group Insurance; 3) Funding Sources for the Cultural Arts Council; and 4) Discussion on the Establishment of an Ordinance to Form an Enterprise Zone. (Page 213)

ACTION: Not reached.

R7 - Resolutions

 

11:15 am/3432t1

R7A Commission Memorandum No.182-01 (Page 215)

A Resolution Accepting the Recommendation of the City Manager Pertaining to the Ranking of the Proposals Received in Response to Request for Qualifications (RFQ) No. 7-00/01, to Provide Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, and Engineering Services for Planning, Design, and Construction Services for Streetscape, and Utility Improvements in the Flamingo/Lummus Park Neighborhood; Authorizing the Administration to Enter into Negotiations with the Most Qualified Firm of EDAW, and If Unsuccessful in Negotiating a Contract with the Most Qualified Firm of EDAW Authorize the Administration to Negotiate a Contract with the Second Most Qualified Firm of Wolfberg Alvarez & Partners; and If Unsuccessful in Negotiating a Contract with the Second Most Qualified Firm of Wolfberg Alvarez & Partners; Authorize the Administration to Negotiate a Contract with the Third Most Qualified Firm of the Corradino Group.

(Public Works)

(Deferred from March 14, 2001)

ACTION: Presentations and discussion held. Resolution No. 2001-24311 adopted.

Jorge Gonzalez gave an opening statement.

Mr. Samuel Burstyn, Selection Committee Chairperson spoke.

Presentation made by Wolfberg Alvarez and Partners.

Presentation made by EDAW.

Motion made by Vice-Mayor Garcia to select Wolfberg Alvarez & Partners; no second offered.

Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to adopt the Administration's recommendation; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Ballot vote: 5-2; Opposed: Vice-Mayor Garcia and Commissioner Bower. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

Commissioner Liebman stated that because of the flaws in this process, at the next Commission Meeting she would like the Administration to identify how the process will be improved. Gus Lopez to handle. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the agenda.

City Clerk's note: total allocation for this project is $25,607,695.

Handout:

1. Summary of evaluation process for the selection of architectural and engineering firms for 11 neighborhood streetscape projects - RFQ 134 99/00 Group I Streetscapes ( Star, Palm & Hibiscus Islands; Normandy Shores, Bayshore, and Oceanfront); Group II Streetscapes (Nautilus, Normandy Isle, West Avenue / Bay Road and Flamingo / Lummus); and Group III Streetscapes (La Gorce, Biscayne Point and North Shore)

2. Brochure profiling EDAW

3. Speakers List

4. Evaluation Matrix: Group II Streetscape Projects - RFQ #7 00/01

5. Copy of voting ballot.

 

2:59 pm/1100t3

R7B Commission Memorandum No.183-01 (Page 225)

A Resolution Accepting the Recommendation of the City Manager Pertaining to the Ranking of the Proposals Received in Response to Request for Qualifications (RFQ) No. 111/99-00, to Provide Program Management Services to Manage Construction Projects for Facilities and Parks; Authorizing the Administration to Enter into Negotiations with the Most Qualified Firm of A2 Group, Inc.; and Authorizing the Administration to Negotiate with the Second Most Qualified Firm as Determined by the City Manager, Should the Administration Not Be Able to Successfully Negotiate a Contract with the Most Qualified Firm.

(City Manager's Office)

(Deferred from March 14, 2001)

ACTION: Presentations and discussion held. Resolution No. 2001-24312 adopted as amended - Administration to negotiate with URS.

During the discussion on this item (R7B), Commissioner Dermer made a motion to defer item R7C; no second offered.

Jorge Gonzalez, City Manager, gave an opening statement.

Mr. Leonard A. Wien Jr., Selection Committee Chairperson spoke.

John Pelka of Rating Source spoke about the reference checks performed on both A2 and URS.

Presentation made by URS.

Presentation made by A2.

Motion made by Commissioner Bower to approve the Administration's recommendation (A2); no second offered.

Motion by Commissioner Dermer enter into negotiations with URS; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Voice vote: 5-2; Opposed: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioner Bower. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

Vice-Mayor Garcia and Commissioner Cruz requested to work A2 into the plan if possible.

City Clerk's note: total estimated cost of all Parks and Facilities construction projects that will require program management services is $65,189,689 - for a list of projects see page 238 -239 of the agenda

Handout:

1. Internet emails from Frank Del Vecchio, RE: Request for Administrative Reconsideration, and Reevaluation following submission of additional materials

2. Letter from Martin Hyman dated 3/26/2001

3. Dun & Bradstreet report on A2

4. 1999 U.S. Income Tax Return for an S Corporation A2 Group Inc.

5. URS Scores - A2

6. Speakers list

7. Letter from C.P. Dial, Jr. Regional Manager - Corporate Real Estate United Airlines to Mr. Nat King URS Corporations, dated March 26, 2001

 

5:23 pm/6742t3

R7C Commission Memorandum No. 184-01 (Page 261)

A Resolution Accepting the Recommendation of the City Manager Pertaining to the Ranking of the Proposals Received in Response to Request for Qualifications (RFQ) No. 5-00/01 for the Development of Approximately Four (4) Acres of City-Owned Property Known as the "72nd Street Site", Located Between Collins and Harding Avenues, from 72nd to 73rd Streets; Authorizing the Administration to Enter into Negotiations with the Most Qualified Firm, and If Unsuccessful in Negotiating a Contract with the Most Qualified Firm, Authorizing the Administration to Negotiate a Contract with the Second Most Qualified Firm; and If Unsuccessful in Negotiating a Contract with the Second Most Qualified Firm, Authorizing the Administration to Negotiate a Contract with the Third Most Qualified Firm, Said Firms Having Been Ranked as Follows: (1) Related Group of Florida; (2) Cornerstone/Constructa Team; and (3) BAP Development.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Discussion held. Item deferred to April 18.

Motion made by Commissioner Dermer to defer to April 18 so that a full presentation by all three (3) firms can be made; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 4-2; Opposed: Vice-Mayor Garcia and Commissioner Cruz; Abstained: Mayor Kasdin. Gus Lopez to handle. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

Commissioner Cruz stated he does not have a conflict with any of the firms and stated it for the record.

Commissioner Liebman stated that, on this issue, the Commission should not have any further conversations with lobbyist.

Commissioner Dermer stated that he is imposing a personal cone of silence with regards to lobbyist on this issue.

Vice-Mayor Garcia stated that he would also not be talking with any lobbyist on this issue.

Handout:

1. Form 8B filed by Mayor Kasdin.

 

5:49 pm/790t1

R7D Commission Memorandum No. 185-01 (Page 273)

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Cancel the Contract for Sale and Purchase Between Theatre Realty, Inc. and the City of Miami Beach with Respect to Acquisition of the Byron-Carlyle Theater.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 2001-24313 adopted as amended - Administration directed to purchase the property for the negotiated fee of $1.7 million.

Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to purchase the property; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Cruz. Christina Cuervo and Patricia Walker to handle.

Commissioner Liebman requested that the Committee which got the project this far to remain in place.

Commissioner Bower stated that the parcels use must be looked at holistically rather than just from the perspective of the arts.

Administration to review the committee structure and make a recommendation at the April 18 Commission Meeting.

Commissioner Liebman stated that lighting needs to be installed. Jorge Gonzalez stated that lights need to be installed and the roof repaired. In addition, the annual maintenance cost estimate is $40,000. Administration to seek authorization to appropriate the money and spend it. Brad Judd to handle.

Handout:

1. Brochure Old School Square, Delray Beach, Florida presented by Mr. Joe Gillie

2. Speakers list

 

10:18am/1488t1

R7E Commission Memorandum No. 186-01 (Page 325)

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Short-Term Lease Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for the Utilization of the Existing Hard Pack Area, Seaward of the Public Parking Lot at 3501 Collins Avenue for the Temporary Placement of Two Trailers That Will Serve as Offices for Construction Administration and Public Involvement Program Purposes of the Collins Avenue Reconstruction Project, from Lincoln Road to 26th Street. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency

(Transportation/Concurrency Management)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2001-24314 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Voice vote: 7-0. Joseph Johnson to handle.

Commissioner Liebman stated that the construction area where the trailer(s) are located needs to be maintained in an orderly manner.

Commissioner Bower expressed concern as to where are the workers are going to park.

Vice-Mayor Garcia suggested that FDOT consider using the 42nd Street parking garage for the workers and shuttle them to and from the work site.

Commissioner Smith stated that a construction trailer is presently located at the 42nd Street parking garage. It should be removed since there is no current construction. FDOT could possibly use this site for their trailers. Ricardo Mendez to handle.

 

7:20 pm/3858t4

R7F Commission Memorandum No.187-01 (Page 337)

A Resolution Rejecting the Sole Proposal Received Pursuant to Request for Proposals (RFP) 61-98/99 for the Placement of Public Pay Telephones on the Public Right-of-Way and on City Properties and Canceling Said RFP.

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2001-24315 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 4-0; Absent: Vice-Mayor Garcia and Commissioners Cruz and Dermer. Gus Lopez to notify bidder.

 

R7G Commission Memorandum No.191-01 (Page 339)

A Resolution Adopting the Recommendation of the Convention Capital Projects Oversight Committee and Authorizing that the Interest from the Remaining Uncommitted and/or Unappropriated Monies (Said Funds Estimated at $16,670,257.00) from the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement Between the City and Miami-Dade County, Regarding the Disposition of the Two-Thirds (2/3rds) Portion of the Convention Development Tax Be Set Aside and Appropriated Into a Separate Account, to be Established by the City and Maintained for Additional Capital Improvements Related to the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) and the Theater of the Performing Arts (TOPA); Provided Further that the Disposition of Said Funds for Such Anticipated Capital Improvements Shall Be in a Manner as Recommended by the Convention Center Capital Projects Oversight Committee, Prior to Final Approval of Same by the Mayor and City Commission.

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on April 18 agenda. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

 

R9 - New Business and Commission Requests

7:04 PM/3224T4

R9A Commission Memorandum No.188-01 (Page 343)

Board and Committee Appointments.

(City Clerk's Office)

Debarment Committee:

Soloman Genet term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Liebman

Omar Martinez term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Bower

Fine Arts Board:

Maria Harris term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Liebman

 

Loan Review Committee:

Hope Fuller term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Dermer

Police Citizens Relations Committee:

Cynthia Jacobs term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Garcia

Safety Committee:

Grace Durbin term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Liebman

Youth Center Advisory Board:

Amy Agnioli term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Dermer

Nuisance Abatement Board:

Mayor Kasdin nominated Joe Garcia for South Beach and Mark Meland for Middle Beach; seconded by Commissioner Bower; No vote was taken because appointments are made by a majority of the Commission and only four (4) elected officials were present.

 

R9A1 Discussion Regarding South Pointe Advisory Board Appointment. (Page 391)

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Following appointments made:

Carl Linder Resident term expires 12/31/2002 Redevelopment Agency

Scott Betten Business term expires 12/31/2002 Redevelopment Agency

Barry Josepher Resident term expires 12/31/2002 Redevelopment Agency

 

R9A2 Commission Memorandum No.189-01 (Page 393)

Discussion Regarding Health Advisory Committee/Appointments.

(Risk Management)

(Deferred from March 14, 2001)

ACTION: Not reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on April 18 agenda.

 

9:58am/856t1

R9B Discussion Regarding Renaming of Pine Tree Park to Honor Frosene Sonderling. (Page 395)

(Requested by Commissioner Matti Herrera Bower)

ACTION: Discussion held. Nick Studds the grandson of Frosene Sonderling spoke on behalf of his grandmother. Commissioner Dermer made a motion to add the renaming of Pine Tree Park to the November ballot; seconded by Commissioner Bower; no vote taken.

Commissioner Smith stated perhaps naming a portion of the park for Frosene would eliminate the need to have a referendum. Judy Hoanshelt stated there is a fine line on what needs to go to referendum. She stated that if a small garden in park were renamed it would only require a public hearings, however anything larger would require a referendum.

Mr. Studds asked about a plaque. Judy Hoanshelt stated the plaque and the naming of the gardens would remain indefinitely, however the renaming would have to come back in 10 years.

Mr. Studds would like to reconsider his options and come back at the next meeting. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the April 18 agenda.

 

7:30 pm

R9C Discussion Regarding a Resolution Petitioning the Florida Legislature to Grant Hialeah Park the Opportunity to Continue its Service to the Community By Issuing Racing Dates to Hialeah Park that Do Not Conflict with the Racing Dates of Any Other Racing Facility in South Florida. (Page 397)

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Luis R. Garcia, Jr. and Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 2001-24316 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 5-0; Absent: Vice-Mayor Garcia and Commissioner Cruz. Transmit to the Firm of Rutledge, Ecenia, Purnell & Hoffman the City's State lobbyist. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

7:25 pm/4066t4

R9D Discussion Regarding Waiving All Fees for the Moda in Miami - Fashion Week of the Americas Event. (Page 403)

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

(Deferred from March 14, 2001)

ACTION: Discussion held. Motion made by Commissioner Bower to waive the fees in an approximate amount of $19,812.50; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Voice vote: 5-0; Absent: Vice-Mayor Garcia and Commissioner Cruz. James Quinlan to handle.

R9E Discussion Regarding Funding of "Cool School" as Contractually Promised by the Miami Beach Housing Authority. (Page 407)

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

(Deferred from March 14, 2001)

ACTION: Withdrawn.

 

R9F Discussion Regarding Extension of Operating Hours for Bars and Nightclubs. (Page 413)

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

(Deferred from March 14, 2001)

ACTION: Deferred.

R9G Discussion Regarding the Creation of a Sunset Harbour Advisory Board. (Page 415)

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

(Deferred from March 14, 2001)

ACTION: Not reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on April 18 agenda.

 

R9H Discussion Regarding Progress Report on the Status of the Regional Library. (Page 419)

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Luis R. Garcia, Jr.)

(Deferred from March 14, 2001)

ACTION: Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on April 18 agenda.

 

10:05 am/1067t1

R9I Discussion and Verbal Presentation by Stuart Blumberg, Chairman of the Collins Avenue Task Force Regarding the Status of the FDOT Collins Avenue Reconstruction Project. (Page 421)

(Requested by Commissioner Matti Herrera Bower)

ACTION: Discussion held. Mr. Stu Blumberg spoke regarding the status of the FDOT Collins Avenue Reconstruction Project and how wonderful this is for the City. He also stated his commitment to this project. He stated a status report will be submitted every 2 months on the project's progress.

Vice-Mayor Garcia asked how the service delivery issue going to be resolved. Mr. Stu Blumberg responded that the Collins Avenue Task Force will be meeting with the service vendors, taxi drivers and shuttle buses on April 5, 2001 and that there is a plan and a route in place. He mentioned using 17th and 18th Street cross avenues rather than Collins Avenue.

 

R9J Discussion Regarding Request From Music Fest Miami for Support with the Upcoming North Shore Park Event. (Page 423)

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on April 18 agenda.

 

R9K Discussion Regarding the Current Process of Meter Reading and Billing. (Page 425)

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Luis R. Garcia Jr.)

ACTION: Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on April 18 agenda.

 

R9L Discussion Regarding the Pump Station Project at 28th Street. (Page 427)

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Luis R. Garcia Jr.)

ACTION: Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on April 18 agenda.

 

7:27 pm

R9M Discussion Regarding a Resolution Including Among the City's Legislative Priorities for the Fiscal Year 2000/2001 Florida Legislative Session, A Proposed Amendment to Section 196.1997 of the Florida Statutes, entitled "Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions for Historic Properties"; Said Amendment Allowing a Governmental Entity Which Adopts an Ordinance Providing for Such Exemptions the Discretion to Determine the Applicability of Said Exemption to Either Residential (Specifically, in the City's Case, Detached Single-Family Residential) or Commercial Properties. (Page 429)

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

 

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 2001-24317 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 5-0; Absent: Vice-Mayor Garcia and Commissioner Cruz. Transmit to the Firm of Rutledge, Ecenia, Purnell & Hoffman the City's State lobbyist. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

7:29 pm

Emergency item.

Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to the item as emergency item; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 5-0; Absent: Vice-Mayor Garcia and Commissioner Cruz.

A Resolution in Furtherance of Resolution No. 2000-24196, Adopted on December 20, 2000, Which Authorized and Directed the City Manager and City Attorney to Take All Necessary Action to Assure That Sufficient Funding Be Available to Maintain the Miami Beach Convention Center and Supporting Facilities and for Other Eligible Uses Within the City; Providing That All Necessary Action Include, but Not Be Limited To, Invocation of the Termination Provision of the 1996 Interlocal Agreement Between the City of Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County with Respect to the Convention Development Tax, the Performing Arts Center and Other Issues.

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 2001-24318 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Voice vote: 5-0; Absent: Vice-Mayor Garcia and Commissioner Cruz. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

Reports and Informational Items

 

A Commission Memorandum No.190-01 (Page 435)

Status Report on the Rehabilitation Project of the Existing Building and the Addition to Fire Station No. 2.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

End of Regular Agenda


Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency

Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall

1700 Convention Center Drive

March 28, 2001 - 10:00 a.m.

AGENDA

1. ROLL CALL

10:10am/1208t1

2. NEW BUSINESS

A Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No.01-15 (Page 1)

Status Report on the Fuddruckers' Lease Agreement at the Anchor Shops.

ACTION: Motion made by Commissioner Cruz to terminate the lease; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Voice vote: 7-0. Christina Cuervo to handle.

10:12am/1366t1

B Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No.01-16 (Page 15)

A Resolution Authorizing the Chairman and Secretary to Execute a Short-Term Lease Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for the Temporary Utilization of the RDA-Owned Property, Located at 300 23rd Street, and also Known as the >Fruit Stand' Parcel, as a Staging Area for FDOT's General Contractor, Central Florida Equipment, During the Reconstruction of Collins Avenue, from Lincoln Road to 26th Street. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 381-2001 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Voice vote: 7-0. Joseph Johnson to handle.

Commissioner Liebman stated that the area needs to be keep clean and the work area must not expand into the City streets.

End of Agenda

Meeting Adjourned: 7:38 pm