City of Miami Beach - City Commission Meeting

Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall

1700 Convention Center Drive

May 12, 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 Introduction of Bruce Perry, CEO of Mt. Sinai Medical Ctr. (Kasdin) 1

PA2 Proclamation to be Presented to the Little Acorns.

PA3 Proclamation to be Presented to Home Depot.

PA4 New Item: Proclamation/Public Works Week. (Kasdin)

C2A PO, Pilot Vehicle Lease Program, $115,723.32 Annually. 3

C2B PO, (2) 1999 Cargo Vans & (2) 1999 Pickup Trucks $61,353.08. 7

C4A Refer to Hist. Pres. Bd - Create Unified Historic Pres/Arch. Review Bd. 9

C4B Refer to Community Affairs Comm. - Plaza in Memory of Simon Bolivar. 11

C4C Refer to Planning Bd - Amend Section 142-425(d) of the Zoning Ord. 15

C7A Waive Conv. Ctr. Rental Charges, Film Florida Conference. 17

C7B Reject Proposals for RFP 36-98/01, Ads in Spanish-Lang. Periodical. 27

C7C Issue Cert. of Consistency w/Consolidated Plan to Douglas Gardens. 35

C7D Application to State for Continuation of Funding for Log Cabin. 41

C7E Amend HOME Agmt, 1401 Bay Road. 131

C7F Two-Yr Labor Agmt w/OPEIU Local 100 (GSA). 141

C7G Issue RFP for Valet Pkg Srvs, City Property. 185

C7H Issue RFP for Pkg Cashiers/Attendants & Supervisors, Mun. Pkg System. 297

C7I Accept Donations for the Police Dept. 335

C7J Amend Arch. Agmt for Roof Repair/Replacement at Conv. Ctr & TOPA. 337

C7K Issue RFP for Pay Telephones, City Property. 345

C7L Retroactively Approve Prof. Svcs. Agmt/FIU - Economic Impact Study. 385

R2A BA 53-98/99, Repair of 36" Water Main at Julia Tuttle Cswy, $846,850 387

R5A 2:30 p.m., 1st Rdg, Amend City Code Sec. 102, Business License Ord. 393

R5B 1st Rdg, Amend Ord. No. 789, Classified Employees' Salary Ord. 397

R5C 2:30 p.m., 2nd Rdg, Amend Valet Parking Permit Ord. 405

R5D 5:01 p.m., 2nd Rdg, Estb. Temp. Moratorium on Pay Phone Permits. 5/7 429

R6A 3:30 p.m., Report: Neighborhoods Comm. Mtg, 4/21/99. 435

R6B Verbal Rpt: Joint Land Use&Dev. & Historic Pres. Comm. 5/10/99 437

R6C Verbal Rpt: Joint Land Use&Dev. & Fin.&Citywide Proj. Comm. 5/10/99 439

R7A 11:00 a.m., Approve Lease Agmt w/U.of Fla., 3rd Fl.,Old City Hall. 5/7 441

R7B 2:00 p.m., Development Agmt w/Miami City Ballet. 465

R7C Issue RFP, 72nd Street Site. 471

R7D 9:30 a.m., HOME Agmt w/MBCDC, 935 Pennsylvania Ave. 535

R7E Accept Rank/Neg. Agmt, RFP 24-98/99, Emp. Health/Life/Dental Insurance. 573

R7F 11:05 a.m., Waive Bids, Approve Agmt,Chuck Hart Mgmt Grp.,Golf Crs.5/7 583

R7G 10:00 a.m., Joint RDA, Ratify Amendment to Agmt: RDA & Kimley-Horn. 677

R7H 11:30 a.m., Amend Booking Policy for Convention Center. 695/SM

R7I W-Approve Renovation of Golf Courses and Clubhouse. 705

R9A 4:00 p.m., Board and Committee Appointments. 707

R9B1 1:30 p.m., Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. 753

R9B2 Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum.

R9C Disc. re: City's Safety Committee Proposal for Bus Route "W". (Cruz) 755

R9D Disc., Corresp. from Ileana Ros-Lehtinen/Support Stiltsville.(Kasdin) 763

R9E 3:00 p.m., Disc., Enhance Bridge between Sunset Islands 1 & 2.(Liebman) 769

R9F 4:15 p.m.,Proposed Fl. Fire Protection Code & Related Issues.(Shapiro) 771

R9G W-Lincoln Road and Code Enforcement Task Forces. (Kasdin) 773

R9H Disc. re: Waiver of Road Impact Fees on the Loews Hotel. (Smith) A

REPORTS AND INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

A 10:30 a.m., Report on Mayor's Ad Hoc Committee on Schools. 775

B City Attorney's Status Report. 779

C Status Report on Improvements to the City's Fire Stations. 785

D 2:05 p.m., Report on Lincoln Rd. Movieplex. 795

E 4:30 p.m., Final Legislative Report. 805

F Parking Status Report. 811

G Public Hrgs before the 5/25/99 Planning Bd Mtg. 827

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ITEMS - 10:00 A.M.

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

2B Status Report on Anchor Shops and Pkg, March 1999. 15

2C Joint, Amendment to Agmt between RDA and Kimley-Horn & Assoc., Inc. 19

2D Cobb Development Agreement. 37

3A Rpt. of Itemized Rev. & Expenditures of RDA, Mo. Ending March 31, 1999. SC

3B Appropriation of $15,000 for Site Assessment Report for SSDI-North. 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 Introduction of Bruce Perry, CEO of Mount Sinai Medical Center.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Mayor Kasdin introduced Mr. Perry.

 

PA2 Proclamation to be Presented to the Little Acorns for a Successful Kite Festival.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Proclamation not presented. Judy Hoanshelt to place on May 26th agenda.

 

PA3 Proclamation to be Presented to Home Depot, Inc. and One of its Employees, Mr. John Lippelt, for Outstanding Contributions of Goods and Skilled Labor to the City for Special Events.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Proclamation presented.

 

ADD-ON ITEM:

PA4 Proclamation to be Presented to the Public Works Staff for National Public Works Week May 17-23rd.

ACTION: Proclamation presented.

 

ADD-ON ITEM: Assistant City Manager Matthew Schwartz was introduced to the Mayor and City Commission.

 

ADD-ON ITEM:

A motion made by Mayor Kasdin to limit discussion items (R9's) to a total of 15 minutes. The Commission via a simple majority vote can extend the time. Vote: 5-2; opposed Commissioner Dermer and Shapiro.

CONSENT AGENDA

Consent Agenda approved. Motion made by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb; Voice Vote 7-0.

 

C2 - Competitive Bid Reports

C2A Commission Memorandum No. 323-99

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Leasing Associates, in the Amount of $115,723.32 Annually, Pursuant to the City of Miami Beach Bid No. 17-98/99 for a Thirty-Six (36) Month Pilot Vehicle Lease Program. Funding: Various Department Operating Accounts.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Fleet Management)

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

 

C2B Commission Memorandum No. 324-99

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Gus Machado Ford, Inc., in the Amount of $61,353.08, Pursuant to the City of Miami Bid No. 97-98-179 for the Purchase of Two (2) 1999 Ford E150 2 Ton 4x2 Cargo Vans and Two (2) 1999 Ford Ranger Compact 4x2 Pickup Trucks for the Parking Department. Funding: Parking Department Account.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Award approved. Mike Rath to issue Purchase Order. Drew Terpak and Jackie Gonzalez to handle.

C4 - Commission Committee Assignments

C4A Referral to the Historic Preservation Board - Develop a Concept which would Create a Unified Historic Preservation/Architectural Review Board.

Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Referred. Dean Grandin to place on Historic Preservation Board agenda.

 

C4B Referral to the Community Affairs Committee - Discussion to Dedicate a Plaza in the City to the Memory of Simon Bolivar.

Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

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

C4C Referral to the May 25, 1999 Planning Board Agenda for an Amendment to Section 142-425(d) of the City's Zoning Ordinance.

Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Referred. Dean Grandin to place on Planning Board agenda.

C7 - Resolutions

 

C7A Commission Memorandum No. 325-99

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Waive Miami Beach Convention Center Rental Charges of $3,000 for the Film Florida Conference, to be Held May 24-25, 1999, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Arts, Culture and Entertainment)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23151 adopted. James Quinlan and Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

Note: Change the PASSED and ADOPTED date of the resolution to May 12, 1999.

 

C7B Commission Memorandum No. 326-99

A Resolution Rejecting All Proposals Received in Response to Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 36-98/01 for the Purchase of Public Advertisements in a Spanish-Language Periodical; and Authorizing the Administration to Continue Advertising the City's Job Announcements in El Nuevo Herald and Placing Courtesy Spanish-Language Advertising for Public Notices in Art Deco Tropical; and Referring the Matter of Advertising in a Spanish-Language Periodical to the Hispanic Affairs Committee for Its Recommendation.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(City Clerk's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23152 adopted. Mike Rath to notify proposers. Matter referred to Hispanic Affairs Committee. Nannette Rodriguez to place on committee agenda.

 

C7C Commission Memorandum No. 327-99

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the City Manager to Issue a Certification of Consistency with the City's Consolidated Plan to Douglas Gardens Community Mental Health Center of Miami Beach, Inc. to Utilize Funds Provided Directly by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to Continue Providing Transitional Housing to Formerly Homeless Persons with Disabilities at the Mayfair Hotel, 1960 Park Avenue, Miami Beach.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23153 adopted. "Certification of Consistency" to be signed by the City Manager. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

C7D Commission Memorandum No. 328-99

A Resolution Authorizing the Submission of an Application, in the Amount of $444,380, to the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families Services (CFS), for Continuation of Funding of the Log Cabin Training Center, for the Following Programs: the Developmental Training Program, Consisting of an Independent Living Skills Program; Supported Employment Training Program; Transportation Services; and the Supported Independent Living Program; All Programs Designed to Benefit Developmentally Disabled Adults; and Appropriating Said Funds, if Amended; and Authorizing by the City Manager to Execute Any and All Contract(s), Including Amendments, for the Final Grant Award(s), from the Period of July 1, 1999, to June 30, 2000.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23154 adopted. Christina Cuervo to handle.

Note: Correct PASSED and ADOPTED date of resolution to May 12, 1999.

 

C7E Commission Memorandum No. 329-99

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Second Amendment to the Amended and Restated Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Agreement Dated July 17, 1996, Between the City of Miami Beach and Bay Road Venture, Inc., Pertaining to the Land Acquisition and Construction of a Condominium Building at 1401 Bay Road, Miami Beach, Florida, in Order to: 1) Decrease the Number of HOME Program Homeownership Units from a Minimum of 37 to a Minimum of 35, and 2) Permit the First Mortgage Lender, a Third Party Financial Institution, to Determine the Home Buyer's Allowable Debt Levels.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

(Deferred from 4/28/99)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23155 adopted. The following conditions were added to the agreement: 1) First Mortgagee notifies the City if loan goes in default; 2) If 1st mortgage is in default then it defaults 2nd mortgage; and 3) Monitoring by Loan Review Committee that our clients are paying the 1st mortgage timely. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

C7F Commission Memorandum No. 330-99

A Resolution to Ratify the Two-Year Labor Agreement Between the City of Miami Beach and the Government Supervisors Association of Florida/OPEIU Local 100 (GSA), for the Period from October 1, 1998 Through September 30, 2000, and Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute the Agreement.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Labor Relations)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23156 adopted. Richard Bender to handle.

 

C7G Commission Memorandum No. 331-99

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Valet Parking Services at the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts, Miami Beach Convention Center, and Other City Property, as Required.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23157 adopted. Mike Rath to handle.

 

C7H Commission Memorandum No. 332-99

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Parking Companies/Operators to Supply Parking Cashiers/Attendants and Supervisors for the City of Miami Beach Parking System.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23158 adopted. Mike Rath to handle.

 

C7I Commission Memorandum No. 333-99

A Resolution Accepting a Donation from the Joan and Stanley Worton Philanthropic Fund, in the Amount of $300, to Be Used to Purchase "Raid Jackets" for Members of the Miami Beach Police Department Gang Unit; and Accepting a $500 Donation from an Anonymous Donor to Defray Costs of a Citizen's Police Academy Class.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23159 adopted. Chief Barreto to handle.

 

C7J Commission Memorandum No. 334-99

A Resolution Approving Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement with the Architects Partnership of Brown & Brown in the Amount of $70,000, for Additional Services on the Roof Repair/Replacement Project at the Miami Beach Convention Center and the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts, and Further Appropriating the Funding in Said Amount.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23160 adopted. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.

 

C7K Commission Memorandum No. 335-99

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Issue Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 61-98/99 for the Placement of Public Pay Telephones on the Public Right-Of-Way and on City Properties.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23161 adopted. Request for proposal amended as follows: 1) P. 363 should read "Swale Areas", not "Sale Areas"; 2) Phones in areas other than Mid-Block would also be allowed (k) p. 364; 3) Phones in Ocean Drive p. 364 would be allowed (but limited basis); 4) Add: "The City reserves the right to reject any location"; and 5) Should include survey of neighboring businesses. Julio Grave de Peralta to change RFP. Mike Rath to issue RFP.

 

C7L Memorandum from Mayor Neisen Kasdin

A Resolution Retroactively Approving a Professional Services Agreement with Florida International University, in the Amount of $23,500, for the Preparation of an Economic Impact Study; said Agreement Partly Subsidized with Contributions from the Private Sector, and with the City's Total Contribution Therein to be in the Amount of $2,000; Authorizing the City Attorney's Office to Prepare Said Agreement and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute Same.

Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23162 adopted. Legal Department to prepare agreement. Patricia Walker to find the $2,000 funding.

 

End of Consent Agenda

 

REGULAR AGENDA

R2 - Competitive Bid Reports

R2A Commission Memorandum No. 336-99

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to Ric-Man International, Inc., in the Amount of $846,850, Pursuant to Bid No. 53-98/99 for the Repair of the 36" Water Main at the Julia Tuttle Causeway. Funding: Water and Sewer Bond Fund No. 426.2133.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Discussion held. Contract approved. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Smith; voice vote: 7-0.

Vice-Mayor Gottlieb questioned why only one bid response was received on a bid of this amount. She asked if there is something wrong with the City's bid list.

City Manager Sergio Rodriguez notified the Commission that in trying to get bid information out to the public, City bids are now being broadcasted on the cable channel 20.

 

R5 - Ordinances

R5A Commission Memorandum No. 337-99

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 102, Entitled "Taxation"; by Amending Section 102-379, Entitled "Schedule of Taxes", to Create a New Business License Category for Valet Parking Operators Who Conduct their Operations on Public Property; Providing for Severability; Codification; Repealer; and an Effective Date. First Reading

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

(Finance Department - Hear in Conjunction with R5C)

ACTION: Ordinance amended: Section 102-379 "Schedule of Taxes" (page 2 of the ordinance) "Valet parking operators who conduct their operations on public property each location insurance required....the first location shall be issued the Occupational License at a rate of $220.00; each additional location shall be permitted at a rate of $110. Amendment approved by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Smith; voice vote: 7-0.

Ordinance approved on first reading as amended. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Smith; ballot vote: 7-0. Second reading and public hearing scheduled for May 26th at 10:15 a.m. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the May 26th agenda. Jackie Gonzalez to amend the ordinance.

 

R5B Commission Memorandum No. 338-99

An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 789, the Classified Employees' Salary Ordinance, for the Classifications in Group V, Being Those Classifications Covered by the Government Supervisors Association of Florida, in Accordance with the Negotiated Agreement, Increasing the Maximum of the Salary Range for Each Classification by 8% Retroactively, Effective October 1, 1998; Retroactively, by 3% Effective the First Pay Period Ending in May 1999; and by 3% Effective the First Pay Period Ending in May 2000; Increasing the Salary of Each Employee by 3% Effective the First Pay Period Ending in May 1999 and by 3% Effective the First Pay Period Ending in May 2000; Providing for a Repealer, Severability, Codification, and Effective Dates. First Reading

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

(Human Resources)

ACTION: Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; ballot vote: 7-0. Second reading and public hearing scheduled for May 26th at 11:00 a.m. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the May 26th agenda. T. C. Adderly to handle.

 

R5C Commission Memorandum No. 339-99

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 337, 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. 2:30 p.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Parking Department)

(First Reading 4/14/99 - Continued from 4/28/99)

(Hear in Conjunction with R5A)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 99-3182 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; ballot vote: 7-0.

 

R5D Commission Memorandum No. 340-99

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 Proposals 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. 5:01 p. m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Public Works - First Reading 4/28/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 99-3183 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; ballot vote: 7-0. During the public hearing, a resident complained about the pay phones at Meridian Avenue and 4th Street and Lincoln Road and Euclid Avenue being used for drugs. Chief Barreto to investigate and prepare an LTC.

R6 - Commission Committee Reports

 

R6A Commission Memorandum No. 341-99

Report on the Neighborhoods Committee Meeting of April 21, 1999: 1) Normandy Shores Homeowners Association Request for Island Improvements; and, 2) Evaluation of the Necessity to Move Forward with North Bay Road and 20th Street Traffic Modifications.

(Deferred from 4/28/99)

ACTION: Vice-Mayor Gottlieb presented the report and made the following corrections:

1) The statement: "A motion was made and passed to study upgrades to the Bay Drive and Dade Boulevard intersection." belongs with item #2.

2) The direction was to separate from the consensus agreement the proposed improvements to the intersection of Alton Road and 20th Street. The issues regarding Publix and no left-turn was left open for discussion. Issues referred back to the Neighborhoods Committee (concerns as expressed by Mr. Hammond: traffic calming on Sunset Drive; no right turn on Alton Road North Bay Road and Chase Ave.; lowering speed limit on North Bay Road; 4 way stops on 18th Street and traffic calming on Alton Road.) Invite the following homeowners associations: Lower North Bay Road, Sunset Islands 3 and 4, and the Lower Alton Road Coalition. Invite Miami-Dade County to attend the meeting. Ronnie Singer and Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.

Legal Department to challenge Miami-Dade County's decision that the City will assume all liability if the suggested traffic modifications are implemented. Legal issues to be resolved before another meeting is scheduled.

Vice-Mayor Gottlieb requested the Police Department attend the meeting with traffic statistics such as: tickets issued, warnings issued, accidents, etc.

 

R6B Verbal Report on the Joint meeting of the Land Use and Development and the Historic Preservation Committees of Monday, May 10, 1999: 1) Private Phone Ordinance 2) Directional Signage for Lincoln Road. 3) Discussion to Change the Process Used by the City for Partial Demolition of Historic Buildings.

ACTION: Commissioner Liebman presented a verbal report.

#2) Directional Signage for Lincoln Road: Administration authorized to negotiate the lowest cost possible for a signage program, but in an amount up to $50,000. Signage must fit the character of the Lincoln Road area and to see if the same signage program can be expanded to other areas in the City. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 7-0.

#1) The ordinance referred to the Planning Board. Dean Grandin to place on Planning Board agenda.

#3) Referred to Planning Board. Dean Grandin to place on Planning Board agenda.

Report accepted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; voice vote: 7-0.

HANDOUT: Written report on the above meeting.

 

R6C Verbal Report on the Joint Meeting of the Land Use and Development and the Finance and Citywide Projects Committees on Monday, May 10, 1999: 1) Review of the Garden Center Master Plan.

ACTION: Commissioner Liebman presented the verbal report. Report accepted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb; voice vote: 7-0. Janet Gavarrete to handle.

HANDOUT: Written report on the above meeting.

 

R7 - Resolutions

 

R7A Commission Memorandum No. 342-99

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Lease Agreement with the University of Florida, on Behalf of its College of Architecture, for the Use of the Third Floor Office Space at Historic City Hall, Located at 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida; Further Waiving, by 5/7ths Vote, the Independent Appraisal and Public Bidding Requirements Pursuant to Ordinance No. 92-2783, Finding Such Waiver to Be in the Best Interest of the City. 11:00 a.m. Public Hearing

Administration Recommendation: Open and continue the public hearing until the City Commission meeting of June 9, 1999.

(Asset Management)

(Scheduled on 4/14/99)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23163 adopted approving the lease for a three year period from June 1, 1999 through May 31, 2002 with two (2) one year options. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; voice vote: 7-0. Joe Damien to handle.

 

R7B Commission Memorandum No. 343-99

A Resolution Approving a Development Agreement between the City of Miami Beach and the Miami City Ballet in Accordance with the Requirements of the Florida Local Government Development Agreement Act for Property Located at 2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, and Setting a Second Public Hearing to Consider the Development Agreement. 2:00 p.m. First Public Hearing

Administration Recommendation: Open and Continue to a time certain on June 23, 1999.

(City Manager's Office)

(Scheduled on 4/14/99)

ACTION: Resolution not adopted. The public hearing was opened and continued to June 23rd at 2:00 p.m. Motion made by Commissioner Dermer; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; voice vote: 7-0. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the June 23rd Commission agenda.

 

R7C Commission Memorandum No. 344-99

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a 4.04 Acres Public/Private Development Opportunity of the City-Owned Lot Known as the "72nd Street Site", Located between Collins and Harding Avenue, and 72nd to 73rd Street, and Appropriating $75,000 from Bond Fund 351 to Cover Expenses Related to the Issuance of the RFP.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(City Manager's Office)

(Deferred from 4/28/99)

ACTION: Motion to adopt the resolution made by Commissioner Shapiro; seconded by Commissioner Smith. Discussion held. Mayor Kasdin stated his reasons for objection to the RFP. Discussion continued. Resolution No. 99-23164 adopted amending the RFP: 1) not to encourage the maximum use of the allowable zoning, 2) During construction some parking must be made available, and 3) The development must be compatible with the surrounding area. Voice vote: 6-1; opposed: Mayor Kasdin. Janet Gavarrete to amend the RFP. Mike Rath to issue. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

 

R7D Commission Memorandum No. 345-99

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute the Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program Agreement with Miami Beach Community Development Corporation (MBCDC): Fernwood Apartments, Inc., Providing $545,000 Previously Committed to MBCDC from the City's HOME Program Allocation from Fiscal Years 1997/98 and 1998/99, for the Acquisition and Rehabilitation of the Fernwood Apartments, Located at 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, Miami Beach, to Provide 18 Rental Units for Physically Disabled Persons Living with HIV/AIDS.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23165 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 7-0. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

R7E Commission Memorandum No. 346-99

A Resolution Accepting the Ranking of the Responses Received, as Modified by the City Manager and the Administration, and Authorizing the Administration to Enter into Negotiations with the Number-One Ranked Firms, Humana; American Dental; and Hartford Life, Respectively, Pursuant to Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 24-98/99 to Provide Group Medical Insurance, Group Dental Insurance, and Group Basic/Supplemental/Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance for Employees and Retirees; Should the Administration Not Be Able to Reach Agreement with the Number-One Ranked Firms, Authorizing the Administration to Issue a New RFP for the Group Health Plan and Authorizing the Administration to Negotiate with Oral Health Services, the Number-Two Ranked Firm for Dental Insurance; and Standard Insurance Company, the Number-Two Ranked Firm for Basic Life/Supplemental/Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Labor Relations)

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 99-23166 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb. Motion was amended by Commissioner Dermer to include a full analysis, at a future time, of the self-insurance program presented by Mr. Noel Beres. Amendment accepted. Voice vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Cruz. Cliff Leonard to negotiate the contract.

Refer the self insurance program versus present system to the Health Advisory Board for their review and recommendation. T. C. Adderly to handle.

HANDOUT: Notebook AThe Healthcare Environment and self Finding@ submitted by Noel G. Beres, Wealth Planning, Inc.

 

R7F Commission Memorandum No. 347-99

A Resolution Approving, by 5/7ths Vote, a Waiver of Competitive Bidding, and Herein 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, 2001, with an Option to Renew for Three Years, on a Year-to-Year Basis.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Parks and Recreation Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23167 adopted amending the Management Agreement:

Continue with the Chuck Hart Management Group with the condition that once the RFP is issued for the new courses that a new RFP is issued at the same time for the management group; 1 year contract term with a 60-day cancellation period. Management Agreement further amended by Mayor Kasdin to include the inspection report (Attachment F page 659 of the agenda) in the contract and to set a date when the recommendations will be implemented.

Motion to adopt the resolution and the amended management agreement made by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 7-0. Kevin Smith to handle.

HANDOUT: Six pictures of the Normandy Shores Golf Course club house.

 

R7G Commission Memorandum No. 348-99

A Resolution Ratifying Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement between the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency and Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., Approved under Resolution No. 99-23073, for Professional Engineering and Landscape Architectural Services, in the Amount Not to Exceed $389,100 for Preparation of Construction Documents, Bidding and Permitting Services for the South Pointe Redevelopment Area First Phase of 3rd Street from Michigan Avenue to Ocean Drive, and Washington Avenue from 5th Street to South Pointe Drive. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Public Works)

(Deferred from 4/28/99)

ACTION: Resolution not adopted. Motion to approve the resolution made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; voice vote: 7-0.

Later in the meeting, a motion to reconsider and to defer the item for 2 weeks was made by Commissioner Dermer; seconded by Commissioner Smith; voice vote: 5-1; opposed: Commissioner Liebman; absent: Mayor Kasdin. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the May 26th Commission agenda.

Commissioner Liebman requested the Administration compile a list of all previous work done in the area. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.

See RDA item 2C.

 

R7H Commission Memorandum No. 356-99

A Resolution Approving an Amendment to the Booking Policy for the Miami Beach Convention Center Regarding First Priority Status and Date Protection Reviews.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 99-23168 adopted amending the policy. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman approving: 1) the effective date to be December 31, 1999 for any contracts written after January 1, 2000 the show/user must meet the criteria as set by the Convention Center Advisory Board; 2) if granted, the protection will be for 3 years; 3) the City Manager being the final approval; and 4) refer the "60 day" issue back to the Convention Center Advisory Board for further discussion and a recommendation. Motion seconded by Commissioner Cruz. Discussion continued. Motion amended by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb to: 1) delete the 60 days and revert back to the 75 days with a referral to the committee to consider it; 2) final approval by the General Manager [of the company managing the Convention Center]; amendments seconded by Commissioner Dermer; ballot vote: 4-2; opposed (Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz, Liebman and Smith); in favor: 2 (Vice-Mayor Gottlieb and Commissioner Dermer); absent: Commissioner Shapiro.

Voice vote on Commissioner Liebman's motion: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Shapiro.

Sergio Rodriguez, City Manager, recommended that: 1) the criteria be back before the City Commission in 30 days; and 2) that until the criteria for date protection and first priority is established there will be no contracts approved.

Commissioner Smith stated that the protection criteria must be very narrow. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

Mayor Kasdin stated that the City Manager and SMG be in contact on the issue.

HANDOUT:

1. A copy of the draft language prepare and submitted to the City Commission by Stu Blumburg.

2. Speakers= List

 

R7I A Resolution Approving the Renovation of the City's Golf Courses and Clubhouse.

Administration Recommendation:

(City Manager's Office)

To Be Submitted

ACTION: Withdrawn. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the May 26th Commission agenda.

 

R9 - New Business and Commission Requests

R9A Commission Memorandum No. 349-99

Board and Committee Appointments for the Meeting of May 12, 1999.

(City Clerk's Office)

ACTION: Not reached. Vice-Mayor Gottlieb requested the City Clerk, at the next commission meeting, set a morning time-certain for board and committee appointments. Judy Hoanshelt to handle.

 

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

ACTION:

1) Gil Zriny requested the Commission to reconsider the vote on item R7G and questioned the plans and surveys for the street improvements in the South Pointe area and how the improvements would be funded. Commissioner Cruz invited Mr. Zriny to tour the area with him and discuss the issue. HANDOUT: Nine(9) pictures which Mr. Zriny handed out to the City Commission. 2) David Kelsey commented on the committee that was put together to study whether or not the City should continue with a new contract with the VCA and which also discussed alternative uses of the bureau. Mr. Kelsey stated that he had conducted a survey consisting of 10 questions dealing with these issues and sent it to all members and passed out copies of the survey to the commission. Vice-Mayor Gottlieb stated that this issue belongs as a discussion with the Bureau. HANDOUT: Copy of the Results of Tourism Survey. 3) Stanley K. Shapiro commented on: 1) POW WOW conference this weekend and the benefit to the community; 2) requested the Commission not to override decisions made by Commission-appointed boards (Community Development Board and a proposal which did not meet the timeframe); 3) proposed a Department of Elderly Affairs to be funded; 4) the September 9th County special election dealing with the $.01 sales tax and that this special election could also deal with any City matters (strong Mayor form of government).; and 5) the pigeon problem on Lincoln Road. 4) Joe Fontana commented that a recent meeting regarding fire sprinklers and the loan program was not recorded and stated that when a public meeting is advertised and if Commissioners and Departments Directors will be in attendance that the meeting should be recorded. Patricia Walker to produce an executive summary of the meeting. 5) Torquil Smith spoke about the homeless issue in Miami Beach. 6) Bea Kalstein stated that no public meeting of this City should be held without a tape recorder on the table and to put back the microphones on the table; that the homeless are more concerned than the taxpayers; taxes and the $3.5 billion budget for the school system; a lot of problems emanate from the county; Miami Beach should succeed from the county and take care of its own affairs. 7) Jo Asmundsson offered the following suggestions to the Commission: a) the flower beds in the City can be commercially installed and maintained by professional gardeners who would then be allowed to advertise using a small sign the name of their business; b) the possibility of business advertisements printed on the back of garage parking stubs with the City charging the business for the service. 8) Luis Garcia suggested that the City Manager fill the vacant position of Budget Director. 9) Henry Kay stated that the Monday meeting on fire sprinklers was a private meeting and that he will speak on the issue later on in the meeting.

HANDOUT: Speakers= List.

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

ACTION: 1) Kent Harrison Robbins spoke about politics, democracy and living in a republic and further that the citizens of Miami Beach voted in favor of the Save Miami Beach Charter amendment and the Altos del Mar matter and the people expressed their view, opinion and attitude about growth management in the city preserving beachfront and open space. The Commission directed the Administration to act and it has taken 4 months and 4 Planning Board hearings before the matter was finally scheduled for a hearing. 2) Ada Llerandi commented that no new appointments have been made to boards and committees. The Historic Preservation and Design Review Boards have a shortage of members and are meeting almost once a week because of the heavy agendas. Vice-Mayor Gottlieb requested that at the next Commission meeting a time certain for the morning be scheduled for board and committee appointments. 3) Bea Kalstein questioned who wrote the ordinance (item R9H) and who gave authorization to the Assistant City Attorney to approve it and there should be fairness in the City. 4) Mitch Novack commented on the Sanitation Commercial Impact fee and the recent amendment which excluded condominiums and townhomes from having to pay the fees. Mr. Novack stated that he resides in a coop which is almost identical to a townhome and is still being charged this fee and requested relief from having to pay this unfair fee. Commissioner Shapiro stated that excluding coops was an inadvertent omission from the amendment. Commissioner Dermer requested the Administration to draft an amendment that would include coops from paying the impact fee. Also, Mr. Novack informed the Commission that he was in the process of installing a handicap accessibility ramp in his building to accommodate a handicapped resident and complained of the excessive application fees that he is required to pay for the City boards to hear his application and requested waiver of the administrative fees. Administration to review the process. 5) Stuart Reed informed the Commission that while serving on the Marine Authority Board the board heard an application for a watersports concession and the application was not approved by the board. However, the applicant did receive a license even though the application was not approved by the board. Mr. Reed further stated that a problem could exist if the Administration is not going to respect the laws that are passed by the Commission and by the work done by the committees. The Beach Preservation Committee voted to recommend that there be no further watersport concessions on the beach and there has been a moratorium in effect for a number of years and no applications have come before the board because of the moratorium. Administration to investigate the problem and report back via an L.T.C.

R9C Discussion regarding a Draft Proposal by the City's Safety Committee for Bus Route "W".

(Requested by Commissioner Simon Cruz)

(Deferred from 4/28/99)

ACTION: Deferred to the next Commission meeting. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the Commission agenda.

 

R9D Discussion regarding Correspondence from Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen for Consideration of a Resolution Supporting Stiltsville.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23169 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Dermer; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 6-0; absent: Vice-Mayor Gottlieb.

Resolution needs to be put in City format and forwarded to Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

R9E Discussion regarding Creating a Composition of Balusters to Enhance the Bridge between Sunset Islands 1 and 2.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Discussion held. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to approve in concept; seconded by Vice-Mayor Gottlieb; voice vote: 7-0. City Manager to investigate all possible sources of funding. Ronnie Singer to handle.

 

R9F Discussion regarding the Proposed Florida Fire Protection Code and Related Issues.

(Requested by Commissioner Martin Shapiro)

ACTION: Commissioner Shapiro presented the item and suggested that the Commission adopt a resolution demanding that the State Fire Marshall convene an independent panel to examine all available [fire suppression] systems as to their satisfactory performance and their cost effectiveness and to make recommendations to the State Fire Marshall.

Commissioner Shapiro directed the Legal Department to prepare a resolution directed to Bill Nelson (State Fire Marshall) to immediately appoint an independent body to review all life safety systems, including those that do not require retrograding of fire sprinklers. Resolution to be placed on the May 26th Commission agenda. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Legal Department to handle.

 

R9G Lincoln Road and Code Enforcement Task Forces.

(Requested by Mayor Kasdin)

ACTION: Withdrawn.

 

ADDENDUM ITEM:

R9H Discussion regarding Waiver of Road Impact Fees on the Loews Hotel

(Requested by Commissioner Jose Smith)

Commissioner Smith expressed his concern about exposing the City to a number of claims from restaurants that have already paid impact fees. Motion by Commissioner Smith to pass a resolution urging the Miami-Dade County Commission to reverse its vote and not grant the impact fee waiver; seconded by Commissioner Dermer; no vote taken.

Commissioner Dermer stated that legislation should be passed to prevent granting of impact fee waivers in the future and offer a motion to pursue getting the County code changed with the language prepared by the City Attorney. A For the purposes of this section, Aconvention hotel@shall mean (I) a newly constructed or fully or partially rehabilitated hotel, (ii) constructed on land leased from a city, or a community redevelopment agency established pursuant to Part III of Chapter 163, Florida Statutes, (iii) located in a city which owns a convention center that is in excess of 500,000 square feet in size, and (iv) which hotel has entered into a convention center agreement with the city in which it is located, with respect to a room booking policy that requires the hotel to reserve rooms blocks, on such terms and conditions as the city and the hotel owner may agree, for conventions, meeting, show and other activities carried on at the city=s convention center.@; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 7-0. Christina Cuervo and Legal to handle.

HANDOUT: Copy of the draft language of the proposed new language presented by Mr. Larry Levy, Assistant City Attorney.

 

End of Regular Agenda

 

Reports and Informational Items

A Commission Memorandum No. 350-99

Report on Mayor's Ad Hoc Committee on Schools.

(Children's Affairs)

ACTION: Mayor Kasdin reported on the item relating to school expansion issues in the North Beach area and the three alternatives to address the expansion issue: 1) using the parking lot behind Arnie & Richie's as a possible site for a school; 2) building an addition onto the existing grounds: a) either on the north side and removing the portables ; or b) building over the parking lot behind the cafeteria and the city entering into an agreement to provide parking on the city's parking lot or nearby involving no construction on the parking lot behind Arnie & Richie's; or 3) as suggested by Dr. Krop, the possibility of having the primary learning center on the site of the Jewish Community Center and entering into a cooperative agreement with them for use both as a school and as the Jewish Community Center.

Administration to prepare a master plan within 30 days recommending a course of action including further information on the referendum should the park land site be utilized. The three alternatives and the master plan to be reviewed by the Mayor's ad hoc committee on Schools and then submitted to the Commission on June 9th. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

Legal Department to determine if a County or City referendum is required if City property is used.

B City Attorney Commission Memorandum No. 351-99

City Attorney's Status Report.

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

C Commission Memorandum No. 352-99

Status Report on Improvements to Fire Stations.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

D Commission Memorandum No. 353-99

Report on Lincoln Road Movieplex.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Movie theater scheduled to open June 8th.

Ronnie Singer corrected the language in LTC 103-1999 which stated that Aa residential parking program will be developed with the residents@. The residents do not want a residential parking program.

Commissioner Dermer requested a status report at the next meeting [June 23] or two weeks after the opening of the theater of the number of people attending the theater, parking problems, and any other related problems.

Vice-Mayor Gottlieb recommended to Carter McDowell that the parking garage staff do a practice opening.

Legal Department confirmed that the City Manager can temporarily close streets on a limited basis.

The City Manager stated that 1) Public Works has increased street lighting in the area; 2) Parking Department installed a series of tow-away signs and will increase prompt enforcement of illegally parked vehicles; 3) Appropriate street signage will be added designating the residential character of the area; 4) The Sanitation Department will increase service to the neighborhood; 5) Police Department has their own area of responsibility.

Administration to send LTC on conditions which remain uncompleted at the time the temporary CO is issued. Ronnie Singer to handle.

 

E Commission Memorandum No. 355-99

Final Legislative Report.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Written report submitted. Oral report given by Representatives Elaine Bloom and Gustavio Barreiro, Gary Rutledge, and Fausto Gomez.

State Representative Elaine Bloom requested the Mayor, City Manager, and herself make a conference call to Senator Graham to try to secure funding for beach erosion. Christina Cuervo to handle.

Mr. Fausto Gomez reported on the efforts of the lobbying team in the following areas:

1. Securing a percentage of the Department of Transportation budget on a continuing basis for roadside beautification which means that DOT must contribute 1.5% of the total budget of road construction towards roadside beautification.

2. Appropriation in the amount of $100 million statewide for classroom size reduction which will go to those communities and those school boards that are quickest to show their needs and their ability to make smaller classes.

3. Appropriation in the amount of $250,000 available since July 1, 1998 for breakwater beach erosion control.

4. Legislation establishing a film commission within the Office of the Governor enabling opportunities for tax incentives.

Commissioner Smith expressed concern about the possibility of the Governor vetoing one or more of the City's initiatives and questioned what can be done to prevent this. It was suggested that the Lobbying Team and the City Administration work together (phone calls, letters, etc.) and coordinate efforts to support the City's initiatives. Mr. Rutledge to notify the City Manager if Governor Bush decides to veto any items affecting Miami Beach.

 

F Commission Memorandum No. 354-99

Parking Status Report.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

G Commission Memorandum No. 357-99

Public Hearings Before the May 25, 1999 Planning Board Meeting are as Follows: 1) Conditional Use - Mango's; 2) Bath Club - Rezoning; 3) Bath Club - LDR Amendment: RM-2 Heights; 4) St. Francis Hospital - Rezoning; 5) St. Francis Hospital - FLUM Amendment; 6) St. Francis Hospital - LDR Amendment: RM-PRD2; 7) St. Francis Hospital - Comp Plan Text Amendment: RM-PRD; 8) 40th Street - Rezoning; 9) 40th Street - FLUM Amendment; 10) Altos Del Mar - FLUM Amendment; 11) Comp Plan Text Amendment: Referendum Language; and, 12) Comp Plan Text Amendment: School Siting Requirements.

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency

Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall

1700 Convention Center Drive

May 12, 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. 99-22

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

ACTION: Status report presented by the City Manager.

 

B. Redevelopment Agency Memo No. 99-23

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

ACTION: Status report presented by the City Manager.

 

C. Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 99-24

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Chairman and Secretary to Execute Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., Approved under Resolution No. 314-99 for Professional Engineering and Landscape Architectural Services, in the Amount Not to Exceed $389,100 for Preparation of Construction Documents, Bidding and Permitting Services for the South Pointe Redevelopment Area First Phase of 3rd Street from Michigan Avenue to Ocean Drive, and Washington Avenue from 5th Street to South Pointe Drive. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency

(Deferred from 4/28/99)

ACTION: Heard with item R7G. Motion to adopt the resolution made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; voice vote: 7-0.

Later in the meeting, a motion to reconsider and to defer the item for 2 weeks was made by Commissioner Dermer; seconded by Commissioner Smith; voice vote: 5-1; opposed: Commissioner Liebman; absent: Mayor Kasdin. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the May 26th Commission agenda.

See City Commission item R7G.

D. Redevelopment Agency Memo No. 99-25

Cobb Development Agreement.

ACTION: Written report submitted.

Commissioner Liebman stated that any design changes need to go to the City Commission for review and approval.

3. NEW BUSINESS

A. Redevelopment Agency Memo No. 99-26

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

(Distributed Under Separate Cover)

ACTION: Written report presented.

HANDOUT: The above report.

 

B. Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 99-27

A Resolution Authorizing an Appropriation of Funds in the Amount of $15,000 from the Fiscal Year 1998/99 Budget for South Pointe, in Accordance with Surviving Provision of the 1995 Portofino Development Agreement, as Fifty Percent (50%) of the Cost of the Site Assessment Report for SSDI-North to be Prepared by Nutting Environmental of Florida, Inc.

ACTION: Resolution No. 318-99 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; voice vote: 7-0.

During discussion of the item, Commissioner Liebman expressed concern regarding the deterioration/graffiti/maintenance of City-owned properties in the area of the Loews Hotel and the Cultural Campus area. Proceed with cost estimates for cleaning of the buildings. Christina Cuervo to handle.

End of Agenda

 

Meeting Adjourned: 7:12 p.m.