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

April 14, 1999

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

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AFTER ACTION

PA1 Certificates of Apprec/TOBY/Property Mgmt/Landscape Maintenance Staff. 1

PA2 D-Pres: Miami-Dade Expressway Auth. "Just Say No To Gridlock". (Kasdin) 3

PA3 Proclamation/April 1999 as "Fair Housing Month". 5

PA4 Proclamation/Dept. of Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Justice Week. (Kasdin) 5

PA5 Proclamation/Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust. (Kasdin)5

PA6 Certificates of Apprec/First Miami Beach Orchid Show. (Liebman) 7

PA7 New Item: Certificate of Apprec/Norris Tisdol, Pkg Dept. (Kasdin)

 

C2A BA 29-98/99, Hardware & Software Updates, Y2K Compliance, $135,213. 9

C2B PO, Electronic Control Switches, $13,789.52. 11

C2C PO, Firefighter Turnout Gear, $40,839. 13

C2D BA 41-98/99, Disposable Handcuffs, $11,520. 15

C2E BA 30-98/00, Silk Screened & Embroidered Apparel, $47,246.66. 17

C2F Reject Bid No. 32-98/99, Wheel Chair Lift at Ocean Front Auditorium. 19

C2G BA 37-98/99, Allison Island Storm Drainage Project, $318,790. 21

C2H S-BA 38-98/99, Park Improvements, Group "B", $377,700. 27

C2I Retroactive Approval, Remove Derelict Vessel (Houseboat), $17,960. 31

 

C4A Refer to Neighborhoods Comm/Normandy Shores Improvements. (Smith) 33

C4B Refer to Finance & Citywide Projects Comm/Beach Walk.(Smith) 35

C4C Refer to Finance & Citywide Projects Comm/Onyx Letter.(Kasdin) 37

C4D Refer to Community Affairs Comm/Co-Name Street: Rabbi Burstyn.(Kasdin) 41

C4E Refer to Land Use&Dev. Comm/Historic Bldgs Partial Demo. Process.(Liebman)43

C4F Refer to Community Affairs Comm/Proposal to Honor Chris Dundee. (Kasdin) 47

 

C7A Call P. Hrg, Lease Agmt w/University of Fla, 3rd Fl, Hist.City Hall. 49

C7B Application to Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, $95,000. 53

C7C Call 1st P. Hrg, Miami City Ballet Proposed Development Agmt. 57

C7D Oppose Fla. Windstorm Underwriting Assn Insurance Rate Structure/Incr. 61

C7E Establish April 1999 as "Fair Housing Month". 65

C7F Accept a Gift of 8 Shade Trees, Cool Communities, Demo. Planting Proj. 69

C7G Set 1st Rdg P. Hrg, Amend Land Dev. Regs: Palm View Historic Dis. 73

C7H File Grant Application, Fla. Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention, $72,900. 77

C7I Interlocal Agmt w/Miami-Dade Co., re: Vehicles for Hire Regs. (Police) 91

C7J 3rd Amendment to Police Confiscation Trust Fund, $301,575. 125

C7K BA 43-98/99, Fuel Storage System Retrofitting, $56,215.30. 131

C7L S-Amend Urban Resource Group (URG) Contract, $21,150. 135

C7M Amend Carr Smith Corradino Contract, $62,000. 153

R5A 10:30 a.m., 2nd Rdg, Amend Ch. 106, Cruising Ord. 161

R5B 11:00 a.m., 1st Rdg, Valet Parking Permit Ord. 169

R5C 2:15 p.m., 2nd Rdg, Estb. Temp. Moratorium on Bldg Permits, etc. 5/7 191

R5D W-1st Rdg, Estb. Temp. Moratorium on Pay Phone Permits. 205

R6A Report: Finance & Citywide Proj. Comm. Mtg, 3/25/99. 209

R6B Verbal Report: Finance & Citywide Proj. Comm. Mtg, 4/6/99. 217

R6C 1:15 p.m., Verbal Report: Community Affairs Comm. Mtg, 4/8/99. 219

R7A 2:00 p.m., Rename Park: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Ocean Beach Park. 5/7 221

R7B 9:30 a.m., Issue Rate Order, Cable Television. 235

R7C 4:00 p.m., Terminate Contract for Sale & Purchase, Alaska Parcel. 245

R7D Accept Prioritization of Enforcement Efforts. 255

R7E 11:30 a.m., Waive Comp. Bids/Mgmt Agmt w/Chuck Hart Grp, Golf Crs. 5/7 283

R7F 4:30 p.m., Amend Reso to Change Co-Name of PAL. 347

R7G List of Priority Projects to be Presented to County re: TIP. 353

R7H 3:00 p.m., Electrowave Shuttle Project: 363

1. Accept Electrowave Shuttle Project Presentation; Appropriate $989,465.

2. Waive Competitive Bids, 4 Add'l Shuttle Vehicles/Equip, $866,304. 5/7

3. Implement 25-Cent Fare for Shuttle Srv, Beginning July 1, 1999.

4. Transit Fare Collection/Processing/Depositing System & Reallocation.

5. Apply for State Toll Revenue Credits through FDOT.

R7I 4:30 p.m., Appropr. $162,000, PAL Bldg & BA 31-98/99, Regosa, $799,000. 399

R7J Support Clarification of or Amendment to Senate Bill 1704. (Liebman) 407

R9A Board and Committee Appointments. 409

R9B1 1:30 p.m., Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. 455

R9B2 5:30 p.m., Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. 455

R9C Report re: Construction of White Diamond, Collins & 63rd St. (Shapiro) 457

R9D 10:15 a.m., Prepare/Assist City's Sr. Citizens for Year 2000.(Shapiro) 459

R9E Disc. re: City's Code Enforcement Procedures.(Smith) 461

R9F Disc. re: Action Plan to Improve City's Fire Stations.(Kasdin) 463

R9G 2:30 p.m., Disc. re: 10th Street RFP. (Cruz) 465

R9H Disc. re: City's Safety Committee Proposal for Bus Route (W). (Cruz) 467

R9I 3:30 p.m., Disc.: Urge Co./Keep Venetian Cswy Tollbooth. (Kasdin) 475

R9J Req. to Waive Deadline Requirement/Foods for Life Network.(Dermer) 5/7 A

REPORTS AND INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

A City Attorney's Status Report. 477

B 9:30 a.m., Verbal Status Report on Cable Television Items. 483

C Parking Status Report. 485

D Public Hrgs Before the 4/27/99 Planning Board Meeting. 505/A

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ITEMS - 10:00 A.M.

2A Status Report on Loews; Anchor Shops and Parking; RDP Royal Palm Crowne. 3

2B Status Report on Anchor Shops and Pkg, February 1999. 9

2C Cobb Development Agreement. 13

3A Rpt. of Itemized Rev. & Expenditures of RDA, Mo. Ending Feb. 28, 1999. SC

3B Appropriation of $74,638 for Needed Permit Fees for Royal Palm Crowne. 41

Call to Order - 9:00 a.m.

Inspirational Message and Pledge of Allegiance

Requests for Additions, Withdrawals, and Deferrals

 

PA - Presentations and Awards

PA1 Certificates of Appreciation to be Presented to the Property Management and Parks and Recreation Departments for Being Awarded the TOBY Award for the Second Year in a Row by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Miami (BOMA). This Prestigious Award was Presented to Brad Judd (Property Management Director) at BOMA's Annual TOBY Awards Banquet at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami, on March 17, 1999. The Award Named the City of Miami Beach's City Hall as the Best Managed Governmental Office Building of the Year. Property Management: Brad Judd (Director); John Toledo; Bruce Lamberto; Lydia Knight and Staff; Ralph Moreno and Staff; Marvin Sarria and Staff; Vernon Cash and Staff; Charles Zarate and Staff; Luis Shishido; Landscape Maintenance: Kevin Smith (Director); John Oldenburg and Staff.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Certificates presented.

 

PA2 Presentation by Miami-Dade Expressway Authority regarding "Just Say No To Gridlock".

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on April 28th Agenda.

 

PA3 A Proclamation Proclaiming April 1999 as "Fair Housing Month".

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Proclamation presented.

 

PA4 A Proclamation to be Presented to the Department of Juvenile Justice for Juvenile Justice Week "Helping Youth to Find Their Way".

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Proclamation presented.

PA5 A Proclamation to be Presented for "Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust", National Day of Remembrance Ceremony Held on Tuesday, April 13, 1999 in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Proclamation presented.

 

PA6 Certificates of Appreciation to be Presented to the Following for their Dedication and Creativity in Organizing the First Miami Beach Orchid Show: Redlands Orchid Society; Goldcoast Orchid Society; Miami Beach Garden Conservancy; Arthur Lauffenberger; and City of Miami Beach Administration.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Certificates presented.

 

PA7 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Norris Tisdol for retiring from the Parking Division after 26 years . Hired November 2, 1973-Retiring April 16, 1999.

(Requested by Jackie Gonzalez)

ACTION: Certificate presented.

CONSENT AGENDA

Consent Agenda approved with the exception of item C2H which was scheduled for the afternoon. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb; Vote: 6-0. Absent: Commissioner Cruz.

C2 - Competitive Bid Reports

C2A Commission Memorandum No. 240-99

Request for Approval to Award Purchase Orders to Advanced Technology Systems Integrators Corp. (ATC) in the Amount of $9,117; to Honeywell Inc. in the Amount of $27,130; to Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. in the Amount of $76,116; and to Genesis Automation in the Amount of $22,850, Pursuant to Bid No. 29-98/99 to Provide Hardware & Software Updates to Obtain Year 2000 Compliance to Existing Building Control Systems. Funding: Convention Center Budget Account.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Convention Center)

ACTION: Award authorized. Michael Rath to issue Purchase Orders. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

 

C2B Commission Memorandum No. 241-99

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Rexel Consolidated Electric in the Amount of $13,789.52, Pursuant to Bid No. 39-98/99 for the Purchase of Electronic Control Switches for the Convention Center. Funding: Convention Center Capital Account.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Convention Center)

ACTION: Award authorized. Michael Rath to issue Purchase Order. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

C2C Commission Memorandum No. 242-99

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Safety Equipment Co., in the Amount of $40,839, Pursuant to City of Orlando RFP No. 97-323 for the Purchase of Firefighter Turnout Gear. Funding: Fire Department Support Services Budget Account.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Fire Department)

ACTION: Award authorized. Michael Rath to issue Purchase Order. Acting Fire Chief Thompson to handle.

 

C2D Commission Memorandum No. 243-99

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to Lawmans & Shooters' Supply, Inc. in the Estimated Annual Amount of $11,520, Pursuant to Bid No. 41-98/99 for the Purchase of Disposable Handcuffs. Funding: Police Department Support Services Division of the Property Unit Account.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Award authorized. Chief Barreto to handle.

 

C2E Commission Memorandum No. 244-99

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to Tops Plus , Inc. and Swago T-Shirts, Inc. in the Estimated Annual Amount of $47,246.66, Pursuant to Bid No. 30-98/00 for the Citywide Purchase of Silk Screened and Embroidered Apparel. Funding: Budgeted Accounts of Various Using Agencies.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Procurement Division)

ACTION: Award authorized. Michael Rath to handle.

 

C2F Commission Memorandum No. 245-99

Request for Approval to Reject the Sole Response, Pursuant to Bid No. 32-98/99 for the Purchase and Installation of a Wheel Chair Lift at the Ocean Front Auditorium.

Administration Recommendation: Reject the bid.

(Property Management)

ACTION: Bids rejected. Michael Rath to notify the bidders. Brad Judd to modify the specifications and re-bid.

C2G Commission Memorandum No. 246-99

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to Boys Engineering II Inc. in the Amount of $318,790, Pursuant to Bid No. 37-98/99 for the Allison Island Storm Drainage Project. Funding: Storm Water Bond Fund 428.2190.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Award authorized. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.

 

C2H Commission Memorandum No. 247-99

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to Regosa Engineering, Inc. in the Amount of $377,700, Pursuant to Bid No. 38-98/99 for Miami Beach Park Improvements, Group "B", Tatum Park, Fisher Park and Island View Park. Funding: Parks Bond Budget Accounts.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Public Works/Parks and Recreation)

ACTION: Commissioner Liebman expressed concern about the disparity of the bids for Island View Park. She requested the following information: 1) Is there a buried concrete slab which prevents the grass or trees from growing on the property? 2) What are the specifications for the Island View Park and, 3) City Attorney’s office to review the contract again specifically the contractor non-performance related items.

Item deferred to the afternoon session.

Julio Grave de Peralta and Kevin Smith presented information relating to the park and the planting of the trees. The contractor, Regosa Engineering, Inc. confirmed that he did not make a bid error and stands by his bid figures.

Motion made by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; Voice vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Dermer.

Contract Manager will be Michel Magliore.

Commissioner Smith requests this project be monitored from day-one and advise the Commission immediately if any problems are encountered. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.

Administration requested to prepare an LTC on the Palm Hibiscus Island Park. Kevin Smith to handle.

Handouts: Seven pictures of Island View Park taken on 4/14/99.

 

C2I Commission Memorandum No. 248-99

Request for the City Commission to Approve Retroactively the Award of an Emergency Contract to Dock & Marine Construction Inc. in the Amount of $17,960, Pursuant to Miami-Dade County Contract No. 2550-2/98-2 for the Removal of the Derelict Vessel (Houseboat) Located at 5255 Collins Avenue. Funding: Code Compliance's General Fund Account.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Award approved retroactively. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.

 

C4 - Commission Committee Assignments

C4A Referral to the Neighborhoods Committee - Normandy Shores Improvements.

Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Requested by Commissioner Jose Smith)

ACTION: Referred. Ronnie Singer to place on committee agenda.

 

C4B Referral to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee - Beach Walk.

Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Requested by Commissioner Jose Smith)

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

 

C4C Referral to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee - Discussion regarding Letter from Onyx Florida LLC Asking to be Considered for a City License as a Fifth Franchisee.

Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

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

 

C4D Referral to the Community Affairs Committee - Discussion to Name the Street in Front of the Talmudic University and Yeshiva between Alton Road and Dade Boulevard in Honor of Rabbi Jeremiah Burstyn.

Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Referred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on committee agenda.

 

C4E Referral to the Land Use and Development Committee - Discussion to Change the Process Used by the City for Partial Demolition of Historic Buildings.

Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

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

C4F Referral to the Community Affairs Committee - Proposal to Honor Chris Dundee, Former Owner and Operator of the 5th Street Gym.

Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Referred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on committee agenda.

 

C7 - Resolutions

C7A Commission Memorandum No. 249-99

A Resolution Calling a Public Hearing on May 12, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. to Consider a Lease Agreement Between the City and the University of Florida, on Behalf of its College of Architecture, for Use of the Third Floor Office Space at Historic City Hall, Located at 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Asset Management)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23110 adopted. Joe Damien to handle. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on May 12th Agenda.

Clerk's Note: 15 day notice. Publish Neighbors Sunday, April 25, 1999.

C7B Commission Memorandum No. 250-99

A Resolution Authorizing and Directing the Administration to Submit an Application to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for its Drug-Free Communities Support Program, in the Amount of $95,000 and, Appropriating Such Funds, if Awarded.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Office of Children's Affairs)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23111 adopted. Maria Ruiz to handle.

 

C7C Commission Memorandum No. 251-99

A Resolution Setting a First Public Hearing on May 12, 1999 at 2:00 p.m., to Consider a Proposed Development Agreement between the City and Miami City Ballet (MCB), in Accordance with the Requirements of the Florida Local Government Development Agreement Act, regarding the Proposed MCB Facility, Located at 2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23112 adopted. Christina Cuervo to handle. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the May 12 Agenda.

Clerk's Note: 7 day notice and mailout. All noticing costs paid by applicant.

C7D Commission Memorandum No. 252-99

A Resolution Opposing the Florida Windstorm Underwriting Association's Proposed Windstorm Insurance Rate Structure and Rate Increase.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23113 adopted. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

C7E Commission Memorandum No. 253-99

A Resolution Establishing April 1999 as "Fair Housing Month" in the City of Miami Beach.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23114 adopted. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

C7F Commission Memorandum No. 254-99

A Resolution Retroactively Authorizing the City Manager or his Designee, to Accept a Gift of Eight (8) Shade Trees from American Forest's Local Subsidiary, Cool Communities, as a Demonstration Planting Project for a Local Government Municipal Building; and Authorizing the Acceptance of the Gift, Installed on April 3, 1999.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23115 adopted. Dean Grandin and Kevin Smith to handle.

 

C7G Commission Memorandum No. 255-99

A Resolution Setting a First Reading Public Hearing to Consider a Proposed Amendment to the Land Development Regulations Consisting of: An Ordinance Amending Subpart B of the Land Development Regulations of the City Code; Amending Chapter 118, Entitled "Administration and Review Procedures", Amending Article X, Entitled "Historic Preservation"; Amending Division 4, Entitled "Designation"; Amending Section 118-593, Entitled "Historic Preservation Designation"; Amending Subsection 118-593(e), Entitled "Delineation on Zoning Map" by Designating the Palm View Historic District, Consisting of a Certain Area Defined by the Following Boundaries: The South Side of Dade Boulevard between Lenox Court and Meridian Avenue (Inclusive of the Collins Canal), the North Side of 17th Street between Lenox Court and Meridian Avenue, the East Side of Lenox Court between Dade Boulevard and 17th Street, and the West Side of Meridian Avenue between Dade Boulevard and 17th Street (Excluding the Meridian Avenue/Dade Boulevard Bridge over the Collins Canal), as More Particularly Described Herein; Providing that the City's Zoning Map Shall be Amended to Include the Palm View Historic District; Adopting the Designation Report; Providing for Inclusion in the Land Development Regulations of the City Code, Repealer, Severability, and an Effective Date.

Administration Recommendation: That the City Commission set the required first reading public hearing for 5:01 p.m. on April 28, 1999 for this proposed amendment to the Land Development Regulations designating the Palm View Historic District.

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23116 adopted. Dean Grandin to provide notice and mailing labels. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on April 28th Agenda.

 

C7H Commission Memorandum No. 256-99

A Resolution Authorizing the Filing of a Grant, in the Amount of $72,900 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, Florida Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Authority.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23117 adopted. Chief Barreto to handle.

City Clerk's Note: Resolution to be corrected: 2nd whereas change 2,500 clubs to 3,000 clubs.

 

C7I Commission Memorandum No. 257-99

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to Execute an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County, Florida, Permitting Miami Beach Police Officers to Enforce Provisions of the Miami-Dade County Code, Specifically Regarding Vehicles for Hire Regulations.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23118 adopted. Chief Barreto to handle.

 

C7J Commission Memorandum No. 258-99

A Resolution Adopting the Third Amendment to the Police Confiscation Trust Fund for Fiscal Year 1998/99, in the Amount of $301,575, Funded from the Proceeds of State Confiscated Funds. (For the Purchase of a Color Printer, Furniture for the Training Room, Miscellaneous Equipment for the Special Response Team, Stop Stick Rack Kits, Security Alarm System for the Internal Affairs Unit, Electric Patrol Cars (2), Surveillance and Technical Equipment for the Strategic and Criminal Investigations Units, Radar Guns (2); Additional Funding for Management/Training Courses for the Police Department, to Reimburse the General Fund for Overtime Incurred by the Florida Impact Task Force, to Sponsor the Dade County Chiefs of Police Meeting/Banquet, to Fund the Police Explorer Program, the News Monitoring and Clipping Service, and a Contribution to the Police Athletic League Building Fund.)

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23119 adopted. Chief Barreto and Patricia Walker to handle.

 

C7K Commission Memorandum No. 261-99

A Resolution Approving the Award of a Contract to ATC Associates, Inc., in the Amount of $56,215.30, Pursuant to Bid No. 43-98/99 for Fuel Storage System Retrofitting at City Hall, Police Station, Convention Center, TOPA and Fleet Management Fueling Facilities, and Authorizing the Appropriation of $30,152 from Capital Projects Fund 351 into Work Order No. 2066 to Fund the Required Work at City Hall and the Police Station.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23120 adopted. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.

 

C7L Commission Memorandum No. 262-99

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement with Urban Resource Group for Traffic Evaluation and Schematic Designs for the Area of Dade Boulevard, West of Alton Road to Purdy Avenue; Said Amendment in an Amount Not to Exceed $21,150, for Traffic Analyses and Evaluation of Traffic Modifications, as Required by Miami-Dade County, to Implement the Lower North Bay Road; Sunset Island 3 and 4; and the Lower Alton Road Coalition (Respectively) Homeowners Associations' Consensus Agreement with Regard to Said Modifications.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution not adopted. Item referred to the Neighborhoods Committee. Ronnie Singer to handle.

 

C7M Commission Memorandum No. 273-99

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Second Amendment to an Existing Professional Services Agreement between the City and Carr Smith Corradino, in the Amount of $62,000; Said Amendment to Develop an Implementation Plan/Program of Interrelated Projects for the Miami Beach Municipal Mobility Plan's Vision for Transportation; and Further Appropriating $50,000 from a Fiscal Year 1999 Metropolitan Planning Organization Grant, Matched at $12,000 by the Fiscal Year 1999 Miami Beach Parking Enterprise Fund.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23121 adopted. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.

Commissioner Liebman requested a funding package be included and how will mitigation plans be paid.

 

End of Consent Agenda

REGULAR AGENDA

R5 - Ordinances

R5A Commission Memorandum No. 263-99

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 106 of the Miami Beach City Code Entitled "Traffic and Vehicles", Amending Article VII Entitled "Cruising", Amending Sections 106-306 Entitled "Purpose", 106-307 Entitled "Findings", 106-308 Entitled "Definitions", and 106-311 Entitled "Signs to be Posted; Warning Notice", All for the Purpose of Expanding the Application of Article VII to Washington Avenue in Addition to Ocean Drive; Providing for Severability, Providing for Repealer; Providing for Codification, and Providing for an Effective Date. 10:30 a.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(City Manager's Office)

(First Reading 3/17/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 99-3180 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; ballot vote: 7-0.

Commissioner Liebman requested that the City Manager report back, via an LTC., listing police enforcement priorities. Chief Barreto to handle.

Handout: Speaker’s List

 

R5B Commission Memorandum No. 264-99

An Ordinance Amending Miami Beach City Code Chapter 18, Entitled "Businesses," Amending Article VIII, Entitled "Parking Lot," Division 2, Entitled, "Valet Parking Permits for Use on Public Property, Section 341, Entitled, "Exemptions" Establishing Criteria and Approval Process for the Use of a Moving Lane of Traffic for Expeditious Passenger Loading/Unloading; Providing for On-Call Valet Ramps; Establishing Requirements and Procedures for a Valet Parking Permit for Providing Residential Valet Parking; and Providing for 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.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Ordinance approved on first reading as amended by Commissioner Liebman to have a one- year permit. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Vice-Mayor Gottlieb; ballot vote: 7-0. Second reading and public hearing scheduled for April 28th at 10:45 a.m. Jackie Gonzalez to handle. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on April 28th Commission agenda.

 

R5C Commission Memorandum No. 265-99

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

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

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

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

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

(The "Subject Areas" Identified in the Map), and Shall Automatically Dissolve upon the Earlier of the Expiration of the 180-Day Period or Upon the Denial by the City Commission of a) Amendments To the City's Zoning Map to Rezone the Subject Areas to RO; or b) Amendments to the Future Land Use Map of the City's Comprehensive Plan to Redesignate the Subject Areas to RO; Providing for Certain Exemptions from the Moratorium; Providing for Review Procedures; Providing for Repealer; Providing for Severability; and Providing for an Effective Date. 2:15 p.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Planning Department)

(First Reading 3/17/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 99-3181 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Shapiro; ballot vote: 7-0. Dean Grandin to handle.

 

R5D Commission Memorandum No. 266-99

An Ordinance Establishing a Temporary 150-Day Moratorium on the Issuance of All Pay Telephone Permits, Including Renewal Permits, Which Shall Automatically Dissolve Upon the Earlier of the Expiration of the 150-Day Period or Upon the Award of the Request for Proposal and the Execution of a Franchise Agreement to Regulate the Placement of Pay Telephones within the City; Providing for Repealer; Providing for Severability; and Providing for an Effective Date. First Reading

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

(Public Works)

ACTION: Withdrawn. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the April 28th Commission agenda.

City Clerk’s note: Advertise Neighbors, Sunday, April 18th.

 

R6 - Commission Committee Reports

R6A Commission Memorandum No. 277-99

Report on the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee Meeting of March 25, 1999 regarding Progress Toward Financing from the Private Sector for the Sprinkler Loan Program.

ACTION: Report presented by Commissioner Cruz. Finance Director Patricia Walker reported on the status of the loan program with various Miami Beach banks. Report accepted. Sprinkler loan program to be scheduled for the April 28th Commission meeting. Judy Hoanshelt to place on Commission agenda.

Administration requested to prepare a report identifying which condominiums have already installed fire sprinkler systems. Acting Fire Chief Thompson to handle.

 

R6B Verbal Report on the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee Meeting of April 6, 1999 regarding CIP.

ACTION: Report presented by Commissioner Cruz. Finance Director Patricia Walker clarified the definition of "funded" for this program. It doesn’t necessarily mean cash-in-hand, it means funded, cash-in-hand, or proposed sources of funding have been identified and it does include bond issues. Report accepted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Smith; voice vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Dermer. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the May 12th agenda.

Handout: Written report on the April 6, 1999 meeting.

 

R6C Verbal Report on the Community Affairs Committee Meeting of April 8, 1999 regarding a Request to Nominate John J. Farrey for the "Great Floridians Program" Award.

ACTION: Recommendation from the Community Affairs Committee to nominate John J. Farrey approved. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Dermer; voice vote: 5-0; absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioner Shapiro. Deadline for submission of the application to the State is prior to April 30th. Judy Hoanshelt to handle.

R7 - Resolutions

R7A Commission Memorandum No. 267-99

1. A Resolution Approving by 5/7ths Vote, the Renaming of Ocean Beach Park, to "Marjory Stoneman Douglas Ocean Beach Park", Subject to Approval by a Majority of the Electorate in a Referendum regarding the Proposed Name Change; and, if the Name Change is Approved Herein and by the Electorate in a Referendum, Rescinding Resolution No. 92-20551, which Named the Open Area Located between Alton Road and LaGorce Drive, at 63rd Street, "Poinciana Park", in Honor of Marjory Stoneman Douglas. 2:00 p.m. Public Hearing

2. A Resolution Calling for a Special Election to be Held on Tuesday, November 2, 1999, for the Purpose of Submitting to the Electorate of the City of Miami Beach a Question Concerning Whether "Ocean Beach Park" (Located Generally to the East of Ocean Drive between the South Right-of-Way of 2nd Street Extended, and the North Right-of-Way of 3rd Street Extended) Shall be Renamed "Marjory Stoneman Douglas Ocean Beach Park"?

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolutions.

(City Manager's Office)

(Scheduled on 3/17/99)

ACTION:

1. Public hearing held. Resolution No. 99-23122 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Dermer; voice vote: 7-0. R. Parcher to handle.

City Clerk's Note: During the public hearing, Ms. Gertrude Miller questioned if "Ocean Beach Park" was already named after Rose Weiss. In researching the item, it was found that Resolution No. 75-14749 was adopted on June 18, 1975 renaming the City's Friendship Corner No. 2, located at Second Street and Washington Avenue, "Rose Weiss Park" in honor of Mrs. Rose Weiss. A copy of this resolution is filed with this item.

2. Resolution No. 99-23123 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb; voice vote: 7-0. R. Parcher to handle noticing requirements and place on November ballot.

Handout: Speaker’s List

 

R7B Commission Memorandum No. 268-99

A Resolution Approving the Issuance and Execution by the City Manager of a Rate Order Which Declares the Proposed Increase in Cable Television Rate Which has been Proposed by Rifkin Narragansett South Florida CATV Limited Partnership Reasonable and Approves Said Increase; and Providing an Effective Date.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Heard in conjunction with Informational Report B.

Outside Counsel Matt Liebowitz presented the item to the Commission. Discussion held. Because no action was taken, the rate increase goes into effect automatically in 30 days.

City Clerk's Note: The title of the Resolution and the Rate Order shall be published once in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Miami Beach. R. Parcher to publish notice.

City Clerk's Note: Franchise Terminates September 2001.

 

R7C Commission Memorandum No. 269-99

A Resolution Directing the City Manager to Terminate the Contract for Sale and Purchase, Executed Pursuant to the City's Option to Purchase the Alaska Parcel, as Provided in the Settlement Agreement Among the City of Miami Beach, the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency and West Side Partners, Ltd.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 99-23124 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Shapiro; voice vote: 6-1; opposed: Mayor Kasdin.

Handout: Copy of the Alaska parcel agreement and copy of a Warranty Deed,.

 

R7D Commission Memorandum No. 270-99

A Resolution Accepting the Recommendation of the City Manager Concerning Prioritization of Enforcement Efforts in Single Family, Multi-Family, Sidewalk Cafes and Commercial Properties.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Code Compliance)

ACTION: Heard in conjunction with item R9E. Resolution not adopted. Discussion held. Commissioner Smith to work with the Legal Department to prepare a resolution creating a task force, establish the requirements and guidelines for the task force, and to report back on April 28th. Judy Hoanshelt to place on Commission agenda.

Handout: Most commonly observed violations

 

R7E Commission Memorandum No. 271-99

A Resolution Approving, by 5/7ths Vote, a Waiver of Competitive Bidding, and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Management Agreement with Chuck Hart Management Group, Inc., to Provide Professional Services for Management of the City's Golf Courses; Said Agreement Commencing on October 1, 1999, and Concluding on September 30, 2002, With an Option to Renew for Two Additional Years, on a Year-to-Year Basis.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Parks and Recreation Department)

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution not adopted.

Motion was made by Commissioner Cruz directing the Administration to report back in 30 days with the future plans for the golf courses including finance options and with the recommendation for the interim management of the courses. Take into consideration the various options as discussed at the Capital Improvement Committee; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 7-0. Kevin Smith to handle. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the May 26th Commission agenda.

Commissioner Smith stated that: 1) the sod and landscaping in front of the Normandy Shores Golf Course needs immediate repair ; and 2) the City currently assesses itself approximately $40,000 a year to provide security services in Normandy Shores and that this expense should be properly paid for by the operator of the Normandy Shore golf course pursuant to the language in the current contract (page 293) which says that the operator should pay all taxes and assessments. Commissioner Smith further commented that the City should start assessing the operator for this expense. Kevin Smith to handle.

Commissioner Cruz stated that the materials presented in the agenda lacked sufficient information relative to rent, revenues. expenditures for current maintenance, equipment maintenance, audited financial statements, etc. Kevin Smith and Patricia Walker to handle.

City Clerk’s note: Bayshore, Normandy Shores, and Par 3.

 

R7F Commission Memorandum No. 259-99

A Resolution Amending Resolution No. 97-22451, Which Approved the Co-Naming of the Police Athletic League Building as the "Miami Beach Police Athletic League/Leah and Chaim Resnick Campus"; Said Amendment Changing the Co-Name to the "Miami Beach Police Athletic League/Abe Resnick Youth Resources Center".

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Police Department)

(Hear in Conjunction with R7J)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23125 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Smith; voice vote: 7-0. Chief Barreto to handle.

 

R7G Commission Memorandum No. 272-99

A Resolution Approving a List of Priority Projects to be Presented to Miami-Dade County for Funding from Road Impact Fee Revenues in the Current Year and for Inclusion in the Year 2000 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP); and Requesting Miami-Dade County to Delegate Authority to the City to Implement Its Own Projects to be Funded from Road Impact Fees, Utilizing a Joint Participation Agreement (JPA).

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Public Works)

(Deferred from 3/17/99)

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 99-23126 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 7-0.

Vice-Mayor Gottlieb stated that FDOT requested a delay to April 28. The vice-mayor expressed concerned about the funding cycle for TIP. She was told by FDOT that if consensus can be reached that FDOT will put the flyover on the 5 year program and possibly get the flyover program going in 18 months. Christina Cuervo to handle.

City Clerk's Note: "Exhibit A" lists improvements to the following areas: Dade Blvd., Venetian Causeway, Collins Avenue Study at 59th Street - Mirabella, etc.

 

R7H Commission Memorandum No. 274-99

1. A Resolution Accepting the Electrowave Shuttle Project Presentation, as Made by the Miami Beach Transportation Management Association (MBTMA) at the City Commission Meeting of April 14, 1999; Appropriating $989,465 in Fiscal Year 1997 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 3 Funds, Earmarked for Capital Acquisition Purposes of the Shuttle Project; and Further Authorizing the Administration to Advance $989,465 in City Funds, for Subsequent Reimbursement by FTA/Miami-Dade Transit Agency, Within Three Months of Invoice Submittal by the City.

2. A Resolution Approving by a 5/7ths Vote, a Waiver of Competitive Bidding, and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Contract with Advanced Vehicle Systems, Inc. (AVS), in the Amount of $866,304, for the Purchase of Four (4) Additional Electric Shuttle Vehicles, at the Same Base Bid Price Quoted Two Years Ago, or $167,120 Per Unit; Plus Optional Equipment; the Purchase Being Funded with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 3 Funds, Earmarked for that Purpose in Fiscal Year 1997; Such Contract with AVS to Be Issued Only after Receival of a Grant Award Number and Order to Proceed from FTA.

3. A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Administration to Implement a Twenty-five Cent Fare for the Electrowave Shuttle Service, Beginning July 1, 1999; Said Fare Proceeds to be Contributed to the Electrowave Operating Budget.

4. A Resolution Approving a Transit Fare Collection/Processing/Depositing System for the Electrowave Shuttle Service, Which Includes a One-Year Agreement with the Parking Department, Through an On-Going Contract with Loomis Fargo; Such Agreement, in the Amount of $30,000, to Be Paid with Fare Collection Proceeds; and Further Authorizing a One-Time Reallocation of Fiscal Year 1998/99 Electrowave Operating Funds, in the Amount of $7,836, for the Purchase of Eight (8) Diamond Fareboxes/Equipment for the Existing Shuttle Fleet, and of One Used Safe to Hold Weekend/Holiday Collection Proceeds.

5. A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Apply for State Toll Revenue Credits, Through the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), to Meet the Required Twenty Percent Match for the Fiscal Year 1999 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Earmarks to the Electrowave Project, Which Total $1.75 Million, and Procure a Pre-Award Authorization from FTA to Use $50,000 of the Total Amount, to Retrofit an Existing Fleet Management Mechanical Bay into an Auxiliary Charging Facility, to Serve the Needs of an Enhanced Electric Shuttle Fleet.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolutions.

(Public Works)

ACTION:

1. Resolution No. 99-23127 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 7-0. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.

2. Resolution No. 99-23128 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb; voice vote: 7-0. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.

3. Resolution No. 99-23129 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; voice vote: 5-2 ; opposed: Vice-Mayor Gottlieb and Commissioner Shapiro.

Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.

4. Resolution No. 99-23130 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; voice vote: 5-2; Opposed: Vice-Mayor Gottlieb and Commissioner Shapiro. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.

5. Resolution No. 99-23131 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 7-0. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.

Mr. Ed Resnick requested that a design modification be made to provide a space to the used by handicapped people using power wheelchairs.

Commissioner Cruz expressed concern that because of the expansion of the shuttle service does not impact nor diminish other city services.

Handout: Letter to Sergio Rodriguez from Norman Braman, Chairman Holocaust Memorial Committee dated April 13, 1999

 

R7I Commission Memorandum No. 275-99

A Resolution Approving and Appropriating Additional Funding, in the Total Amount of $162,000, for the Police Athletic League Building Addition and Renovation Project, as Follows: $82,000 from Police Athletic League Funds; and $80,000 from a Donation to be Made by the Resnick Family Toward the Project; Approving the Award of a Contract to Regosa Engineering, Inc., in the Amount of $799,000 as the Lowest Responsive Bidder, Pursuant to Bid No. 31-98/99, for the Police Athletic League Addition and Renovation Project; Accepting the $80,000 Donation by the Resnick Family, to be Appropriated, as Set Forth Herein, Toward the Police Athletic Building and Renovation Project and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Letter Agreement between the City and James Resnick, Memorializing the Terms and Conditions of the Resnick Donation.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Public Works)

(Hear in Conjunction with R7F)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23132 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Dermer; seconded by Commissioner Smith; voice vote: 7-0. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.

Handout: Copy of a letter from Bernie Winer, Executive Director of PAL to Janet Gavarrete dated April 13, 1999 RE: three checks in the amount of $75,000 which are to be applied to the construction costs of the new PAL facility. Copies of the three checks are included.

 

R7J Memorandum from Commissioner Nancy Liebman

A Resolution Supporting a Clarification of or Amendment to Senate Bill 1704.

Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

(Deferred from 3/17/99)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23133 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Dermer; voice vote: 5-0; absent: Commissioners Cruz and Smith. Christina Cuervo to handle.

R9 - New Business and Commission Requests

R9A Commission Memorandum No. 276-99

Board and Committee Appointments for the Meeting of April 14, 1999.

(City Clerk's Office)

ACTION: Not reached.

 

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

ACTION: 1) Emma Reynolds presented signed petitions from area residents to the Commission regarding the stash site located at Chase Avenue and 34th Street. Ms. Reynolds complained about the noise, the site being used as a pipe and equipment storage area, the unsightly gate, the gate being left unlocked, and that the whole situation is not being monitored. The City Manager to report back in a month on the status of the area as part of the golf course item. Discussion continued on the landscaping of Alton Road and Vice-Mayor Gottlieb suggested that perhaps state grant money could be obtained and used for the landscaping. Commissioner Liebman questioned if Public Works is continuing to remove any more trees. Kevin Smith and Julio Grave de Peralta to handle. 2) Gil Zriny addressed the Commission on their obligations in the South Pointe area. 3) Henry Kay complimented the Police Department and Asst. Police Chief Scarberry for their response concerning speeders in the area of the Bath Club. Mr. Kay stated that he had contacted Asst. Police Chief Scarberry, an appointment was made, they met for 45 minutes at the area and 5 tickets were issued to speeders (65 m.p.h.) and expressed gratitude to the Police Dept for their effort. Mr. Kay commented on the time limitation set on speakers like himself who represent an entire constituency while attorneys who represent only one client get the benefit of longer time. 4) Bea Kalstein complained about businesses operating without a license and that the City should collect unpaid debts. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli and Patricia Walker to handle. 5) Ted Bliss thanked the Commission for televising the Commission meetings and suggested that the Commission meetings be broadcasted on low intensity radio for those who do not have access to cable TV. R. Parcher to investigate. 6) Torquill Smith spoke on the homeless issue and his efforts to help the homeless in Russia. 7) David Kelsey complained about the infrequency of emptying the trash cans on Washington Avenue and requested that an additional pick-up be scheduled. Commissioner Smith commented that Normandy Drive/71st Street does not have trash cans at all and requested that the area east of the fountain be looked at. Ronnie Singer follow-up. 8) Minette Benson complained about the long line of cars waiting to exit from the 17th Street garage and the backup that is created at the time the cars pay the parking fee. Ms. Benson suggested that the parking fee be collected as the cars enter the garage and not when they exit. She also commented about the conditions of the elevators and the railing. Jackie Gonzalez to handle.

Handouts:

1. Speaker’s List.

2. Petitions handed out by Ms. Reynolds

3. Letter from Torquill Smith to Joe Pinon dated January 5, 1995.

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

ACTION: Retired Fire Chief Luis Garcia expressed his concern about going into the hurricane season without a trained hurricane manager. Last year he felt good about it because the fire department had the staff. There use to be a chief and two assistant chiefs. Now there is only an interim chief. Other municipalities around the County have emergency programs run by an assistant chief. Mr. Garcia feels the emergency preparedness is lacking. He suggested that emergency function be put back into the Fire Department and the fire staff be brought up what it should be. Administration to report back. Acting Chief Thompson to handle.

 

R9C Report regarding Construction of the White Diamond at Collins Avenue and 63rd Street.

(Requested by Commissioner Martin Shapiro)

ACTION: Commissioner Shapiro expressed concerns with the same developer following the same construction pattern as the Blue Diamond and questioned what can be done to ensure that the developer completes construction in a timely manner. Phil Azan, the Building Department Director, addressed the Commission on the issue including constraints as outlined in the South Florida Building Code and apprised the Commission of an upcoming meeting held by the Florida Building and Construction Council. Commissioner Liebman stated that she will be attending the meeting and stated that she will present to the Council the concerns of the Commission on this issue. Janet Gavarrete to handle.

 

R9D Presentation by Van. R. Hutchinson, Eastern Region Sales Manager of Qwest, regarding Preparing and Assisting the City's Senior Citizens for Year 2000.

(Requested by Commissioner Martin Shapiro)

ACTION: Verbal presentation made by Mr. Hutchinson. No action taken. Administration to prepare an LTC on the Y2K efforts. Kay Randall to handle.

 

R9E Discussion regarding the City's Code Enforcement Procedures.

(Requested by Commissioner Jose Smith)

ACTION: Heard in conjunction with item R7D.

 

R9F Discussion of the Formulation of the 90-Day Action Plan Geared Towards Remedying the Conditions at the City's Fire Stations.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Discussion held.

Maintenance & Capital Projects: Fire Station 1 total cost $ 32,650

Fire Station 2 total cost $619,700

Fire Station 3 total cost $113,181

Fire Station 4 total cost $559,182

Furniture Replacement All Stations total cost $ 31,389

Fleet Acquisition total cost $662,000

Information Technology total cost $ 39,890

Commissioner Dermer expressed his willingness to act as a Commission liaison to the Fire Department on the action plan. Commission accepted his offer.

Commissioner Liebman requested monthly Commission status reports. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli and Brad Judd to handle.

Handout: Cost matrix of maintenance and capital projects for fire station 1, 2, 3 and 4..

 

R9G Discussion regarding the 10th Street Garage Request for Proposals (RFP).

(Requested by Commissioner Simon Cruz)

ACTION: Discussion held. Motion made by Commissioner Cruz directing the Administration to begin negotiations with Park-One; seconded by Commissioner Liebman. The motion was amended by Commissioner Smith to include to language that the City is not waiving its rights to proceed on its own should the negotiations be unsuccessful. Voice vote: 7-0. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

 

R9H Discussion regarding a Draft Proposal by the City's Safety Committee for Bus Route "W".

(Requested by Commissioner Simon Cruz)

ACTION: Not reached.

 

R9I Discussion to Consider Adopting a Resolution Urging Miami-Dade County to Keep the Venetian Causeway Tollbooth Intact.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 99-23134 adopted urging the Miami-Dade County Commission to retain the Venetian Causeway tollbooth and to seek any action necessary including injunctive relief, if necessary. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb; voice vote: 7-0. Commissioner Liebman requested an audit be performed on the toll revenues and expenditures.

Mayor Kasdin to notify Mayor Penelas.

Administration to request Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barreiro present a resolution to the County Commission to keep the Venetian Causeway Tollbooth intact. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

R9J Request to Consider a Motion Waiving the Deadline for Receipt of Proposals, as Set Forth in the FY 1999/2000 CDBG/ESG Grant Program RFP, Therefore Allowing Cure Aids Now d/b/a/ Foods for Life Network's Proposal to be Considered Within the Review Process Currently Underway by City Staff and CDAC. (FROM THE ADDENDUM AGENDA)

(Requested by Commissioner David Dermer)

ACTION: Motion made by Commissioner Dermer to add the item on an emergency basis; seconded by Commissioner Smith; voice vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Cruz. Discussion held. Action deferred to the afternoon session.

Discussion continued during the afternoon session concerning the following options: 1) the possibility of another organization accepting the money on a pass-through basis; or 2) setting aside $50,000 of unallocated moneys. Motion was made by Commissioner Dermer approving option #1 and if unsuccessful to proceed with option #2; seconded by Commissioner Smith; voice vote: 7-0. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

End of Regular Agenda

Reports and Informational Items

A City Attorney Commission Memorandum No. 278-99

City Attorney's Status Report.

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

B Verbal Status Report on Cable Television Items.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Heard in conjunction with item R7B.

 

C Commission Memorandum No. 279-99

Parking Status Report.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

D Commission Memorandum No. 280-99

Public Hearings Before the April 27, 1999 Planning Board Meeting are as Follows: 1) Progress Report - File #1354 Yachting Promotions (1999 Brokerage Yacht Show); 2) 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 Changing the Definition of Neighborhood Impact Establishment by Reducing the Occupancy Number at Which an Establishment is Defined as a Neighborhood Impact Establishment; and, 3) An Ordinance Amending the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, Amending Chapter 130 Entitled "Off Street Parking", Section 130-68 Entitled "Commercial and Noncommercial Parking Garages" by Clarifying the Requirements for Architectural Compatibility of Parking Garages as a Main Use in Residential Zoning Districts; by Allowing Commercial Uses in the First Floor Frontage of Such Parking Garages Located in an RM-2 District and Adjacent to an RM-3 District; by Limiting the Residential or Commercial Space Associated with Such Parking Garages to 25% of the Total Area of the Garage.

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency

Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall

1700 Convention Center Drive

April 14, 1999 - 10:00 a.m.

Chairman of the Board Neisen O. Kasdin

Member of the Board Simon Cruz

Member of the Board David Dermer

Member of the Board Susan F. Gottlieb

Member of the Board Nancy Liebman

Member of the Board Martin Shapiro

Member of the Board Jose Smith

Executive Director Sergio Rodriguez

Assistant Director Christina M. Cuervo

Assistant Director Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli

General Counsel Murray H. Dubbin

Secretary Robert E. Parcher

AGENDA

1. ROLL CALL

2. OLD BUSINESS

A. Redevelopment Agency Memo No. 99-15

Status Report and Presentation 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: John Malino, Loews Corporation Real Estate Broker, addressing the status of negotiations with the Fuddrucker's lease, apprised the Commission that the negotiations are continuing, that comments were received from their attorneys, a walk through the space was done, no drawings or plans have been submitted. Mr. Malino further stated that he will have a recommendation on the lease when the negotiations have been concluded. Commissioner Dermer stated that when negotiations are completed that the status will be reported back to the Commission.

 

B. Redevelopment Agency Memo No. 99-16

Anchor Shops and Parking - Monthly Report on Parking Operations, February 1999.

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

C. Redevelopment Agency Memo No. 99-17

Cobb Development Agreement.

(Deferred from 3/17/99)

ACTION: Verbal report presented by Asst. City Manager Christina Cuervo. A meeting was held with the Legal Department and the recommended course of action and it was determined that the developer was deemed to be in default and the City could be in default with certain obligations and that it is recommended that before instituting default notice or undertaking any kind of litigation that the parties should negotiate an amendment to the agreement which will address the 4 outstanding issues that were identified. The amendment is further defined in the Commission memorandum. Commissioner Dermer questioned what is preventing the City from issuing the default notice and then continue with negotiations and further questioned the time parameters of the negotiations.

Motion made by Commissioner Dermer to support the Administration recommendation and to include a time frame of 30 days to report back on the status of negotiations and whether or not notice of default should start; seconded by Commissioner Smith; voice vote: 7-0. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the May 12 agenda.

Mayor Kasdin commented that in terms of the library space (5,000 sq. ft.) to be careful in how to deal with this and the City's obligation to pay $275,000 for the space.

3. NEW BUSINESS

A. Redevelopment Agency Memo No. 99-18

Report of the Itemized Revenues and Expenditures of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency for the Month Ended February 28, 1999.

(Distributed Under Separate Cover)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

Handout: Report included in handout folder.

B. Redevelopment Agency Memo No. 99-19

A Resolution of the Chairman and Members of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency, Appropriating $74,638 from Available 1998 Tax Increment Revenue Bonds in Order to Fund Mechanical Permit Fees and Water and Sewer Hook-Up Fees for the Royal Palm Crowne Plaza Resort Project in Accordance with Section 6.3(a) of the Hotel Development Agreement between the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency and RDP Royal Palm Limited Partnership.

ACTION: Resolution No. 317-99 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; voice vote: 7-0.

End of Agenda

The Commission meeting was adjourned at 8:42 p.m.