City of Miami Beach - City Commission Meeting

Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall

1700 Convention Center Drive

June 28, 2000

 

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AFTERACTION

Call to Order - 9:34 a.m.

Inspirational Message by Reverend Hugh O'Neill

and Pledge of Allegiance by Assistant Police Chief DeLucca

Requests for Additions, Withdrawals, and Deferrals

PA - Presentations and Awards

PA1 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Brad Judd, Stacy Kilroy and Bruce Lamberto in Recognition of Property Management Receiving the Southern Regional Toby Award.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Deferred to July 12, 2000 Commission Meeting.

 

PA2 Certificate of Appreciation awarded to Orlando Velazquez, General Manager of the Holiday Inn.

ACTION: Deferred to July 12, 2000 Commission Meeting.

 

9:36

PA3 Certificates of Appreciation to be Presented to Public Works Operations Staff, for their continued effort in the Repair of the Sewer Main Break at the Miami Beach Marina.

ACTION: Heard in conjunction with R9I. Certificates presented to: Julian Perez, Evelio Valcarcel, Anthony Mincy, Robin Garber, Jose Vargas, Arshad Viqar, Gary Kokorian, Leonardo Francis, Nathan Pope, and Michael Alvarez.

Michael Alvarez recommended that the County staff who has worked on the sewer problem be invited to a Commission Meeting to receive a Certificate of Appreciation. Michael Alvarez to coordinate.

CONSENT AGENDA

Consent agenda approved. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice Vote: 4-0; Absent Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman.

 

C2 - Competitive Bid Reports

9:54

C2A Commission Memorandum No. 488-00

Request for Approval to Award a Standing Order to Aquilium Software Corporation, in the Amount of $160,680 for a Continuation of the Upgrade of the Utility Billing System Phase II Implementation.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Information Technology)

ACTION: Standing Order authorized. Separated for discussion. Discussion held. Commissioner Garcia moved to defer until an RFP is prepared and a consultant is hired. No second offered.

Motion made by Commissioner Bower to approve the Standing Order; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice Vote: 3-1; Opposed Commissioner Garcia; Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman. Kay Randall to handle.

 

C2B Commission Memorandum No. 489-00

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to Miami Beach Bicycle Center, Inc., in the Estimated Annual Amount of $11,000, Pursuant to Bid No. 60-99/00, for Maintenance, Repair and Supplies for Public Safety Bicycles.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Award authorized. Chief Barreto to handle.

 

C2C Commission Memorandum No. 490-00

Request for Approval to Issue a Purchase Order to Don Reid Ford, in the Amount of $38,283.00 Pursuant to the State of Florida Contract #070-001-99-1 for the Purchase of One (1) 2000 Ford Excursion 4x4 Utility Vehicle for the Police Department.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Police Department)

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

 

C2D Commission Memorandum No. 491-00

Request for Authorization to Reject the Sole Proposal Received, Pursuant to RFP No. 88-99/00, Construct, Operate and Maintain a Minimum of 10 Directory Structures in the Lincoln Road Area, Providing Directory Information, Location Maps, and Offering Advertising Space for Commercial Use, and Fabricate and Install Street Signs and Block Number Signs at Ten (10) Intersections along Lincoln Road.

Administration Recommendation: Reject the Sole Proposal Received and Reissue a Request for Proposals.

(Procurement Department)

ACTION: Bid rejected. Gus Lopez to notify bidder. Ronnie Singer to handle.

 

C4 - Commission Committee Assignments

C4A Commission Memorandum No. 492-00

Referral to the Community Affairs Committee - Discussion Regarding the Renaming of Streets and Public Facilities.

Administration Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(City Manager's Office)

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

 

C4B Referral to the Art in Public Places Committee - Discussion regarding Collins Park Streetscape Project.

Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Referred. James Quinlan to place on committee agenda.

 

C4C Referral to the Land Use Committee - Proposal for Temporary Signage at Lincoln Road and Drexel Avenue.

Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

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

 

C4D Commission Memorandum No. 493-00

Referral to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee - The Florida Municipal Loan Council Equipment Financing Program.

Administration Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Finance Department)

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

 

C4E Commission Memorandum No. 503-00

Referral to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee - Discussion of Changes to the General Employees' Pension.

Administration Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Finance Department)

ACTION: Separated from the Consent Agenda and heard in conjunction with item R9E. Discussion held.

Motion made by Commissioner Garcia instructing the Legal Department to prepare an ordinance and other paperwork to effectuate an adjustment for those retirees who retired prior to 1990 to receive a 5% increase in the current benefits and a compounded cost-of-living adjustment of 2.5% yearly; seconded by Commissioner Bower for discussion; No vote taken.

Motion made by Commissioner Garcia to not refer to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee and instructing the Legal Department to prepare the paperwork needed to initiate the increase as stated in the first motion; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Motion withdrawn by Commissioner Garcia.

Motion made by Commissioner Garcia directing the Legal Department to prepare the paperwork needed to initiate the increase; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice Vote: 4-0; Absent Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman. Legal Department to handle.

Motion made by Commissioner Bower to refer the item to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee on their July 6th Agenda; Voice Vote: 4-0; Absent Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman. Patricia Walker to place on agenda.

Legal to have document prepared for the July 26th Commission Agenda. Judy Hoanshelt to assign a time-certain.

Commissioner Garcia asked Patricia Walker when was the last time the City contributed to the General Employees' Pension Plan and how much the City has saved by not having to contribute? Patricia Walker to handle.

 

C7 - Resolutions

C7A Commission Memorandum No. 494-00

A Resolution Approving a Lease Agreement, for an Eleven Month Period, Commencing July 1, 2000, and Ending on May 31, 2001, by and Between the City of Miami Beach, and the Administrative Office of the Courts, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Domestic Violence Intake Unit, for the Use of Office Space on a Portion of the Third Floor of Historic City Hall, Located at 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Asset Management)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23967 adopted. Joe Damien to handle.

City Clerk's Note: Mayor signs not City Manager

 

C7B Commission Memorandum No. 495-00

1. A Resolution Accepting the Recommendation of the Miami Beach City Manager Concerning Appointment of Judge Robert Newman to Serve as Chief Special Master, Commencing June 26, 2000, and Ending December 26, 2000, or until a Successor has been Appointed, who Shall be Authorized to Hold Hearings and Impose Fines, Liens and Other Non-Criminal Penalties Against Violators of City Codes and Ordinances, and Shall Also be Authorized to Appoint Such Other Special Masters as may Reasonably be Required to Conduct the Subject Hearings; Incorporating all Other Matters Set Forth within City of Miami Beach Resolution No. 98-22777 Concerning the Compensation and Duties of the Chief Special Master.

2. A Resolution Accepting the Recommendation of the City Manger Concerning the Appointment of Judge Robert Newman to Serve as Chief Special Master Commencing June 26, 2000, and Ending December 26, 2000, or until a Successor has been Appointed, who Shall be Authorized to Hold Administrative Hearings Regarding Appeals from Citations for Violations of Miami Beach City Code Chapters and Regarding Denials, Suspensions, and Revocations of Occupational Licenses and Certificates of Use, and to Appoint Such Other Special Masters as May Reasonably be Required to Conduct Such Hearings Pursuant to City Ordinances.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolutions.

(City Clerk's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23968 adopted. R. Parcher to handle.

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23969 adopted. R. Parcher to handle.

 

C7C Commission Memorandum No. 496-00

A Resolution Electing Commissioner Nancy Liebman as Vice-Mayor for a Term Commencing on July 1, 2000 and Terminating on October 31, 2000, or on Such Date When a New-Vice Mayor Is Thereafter Elected.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(City Clerk's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23970 adopted. R. Parcher to handle.

 

C7D Commission Memorandum No. 498-00

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a First Amendment to the Home Investment Partnerships Program Agreement Dated April 12, 2000, Between the City of Miami Beach and Miami Beach Community Development Corporation (MBCDC) to Provide Twenty (20) Rental Units for Income-Eligible Tenants in Accordance with the Home Program Requirements; Providing $500,000 in Home Program Funds from Fiscal Years 1998/99 and 1999/2000 Toward the Acquisition and Rehabilitation of the Property; Further, Approving a One-Time Only Assignment of this Agreement to MBCDC: 1551 Pennsylvania Apartments, LLC., a Not-For-Profit Entity to Be Created by MBCDC as a Successor in Interest in Title to the Sabrina Apartment, and under this Agreement.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23971 adopted. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

10:29a

C7E Commission Memorandum No. 499-00

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute the Attached Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program Agreement Between the City and Dade Employment and Economic Development Corporation, Inc. (DEEDCO) Which Provides $339,971 from Fiscal Year 1999/2000 Home Program Funds Toward the Cost of Acquisition and Rehabilitation of the Property at 7734 Abbott Avenue, Which will be Rehabilitated Provide Eight One-Bedroom and Four Efficiency Rental Units for Income-Eligible Tenants in Accordance with the Home Program Requirements; Further, Rescinding the Home Program Agreement Between the City and DEEDCO, Dated July 2, 1998, and Further Making the Aforesaid Approval of the New Agreement and Recision of the July 2, 1998 Agreement Contingent upon DEEDCO's Repayment of $285,906 to the City, Which Represents the Full Amount of the Monies Awarded to DEEDCO Pursuant to Said July 2, 1998 Agreement.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Separated for discussion. Discussion held.

Motion made by Commissioner Garcia to defer until the County has an opportunity to fund. No second offered.

Resolution No. 2000-23972 adopted as amended. Motion by Commissioner Smith to approve subject to DEEDCO going to the county, making an application for CDBG funding and if DEEDCO is awarded funding from the county, DEEDCO will reimburse the city; seconded by Commissioner Bower with the following amendment: If DEEDCO is awarded additional funding by the County, DEEDCO is to convert the project back to the original two-bedroom units; Commissioner Smith accepted the amendment; voice vote: 4-0; Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman. If the County does not fund, then the item is to be brought back to the City Commission. City Attorney Murray Dubbin stated that this should be put in writing. Christina Cuervo to handle.

Mr. Arthur Jackson, DEEDCO, stated that he will have to get DEEDCO's Board to approve, however, he felt that his Board would approve based on his recommendation.

City Clerk's Note: Pursuant to City Attorney, Murray Dubbin's memorandum dated June 28, 2000 the following amendments to Resolution No. 2000-23972 should be noted:

1. By Commissioner Smith: Add the words:

The above is conditional on DEEDCO applying to the County for additional funds, upon the receipt of which to reimburse the City the greater amount of $54,000 or the amount received from the County.

2. By Commissioner Bower: Add the words:

Subject to re-configuring the project to six two-bedroom apartments.

If either of the above fail, to return to the City Commission of Miami Beach City for further discussion.

 

C7F Commission Memorandum No. 500-00

A Resolution Authorizing the Reappointment of T. C. Adderly as the Mayor's Designee for the Local Elected Official Seat to the Jobs and Education Partnership (JEP) Regional Board.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Human Resources)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23973 adopted. T.C. Adderly to handle.

City Clerk's Note: Mr. Adderly's term expires June 30, 2000 and re-appointment will extend his term until June 30, 2002.

 

C7G Commission Memorandum No. 501-00

A Resolution Authorizing the Donation of a Surplus Bicycle, Valued at Approximately $245.00, from the Miami Beach Police Department to Miami Beach Senior High School for Use by the School Resources Officer.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23974 adopted. Chief Barreto to handle.

 

C7H Commission Memorandum No. 502-00

A Resolution Appropriating the Funds for and Approving Amendment No.1, in the Amount of $318,020, to the Professional Services Agreement for Architectural and Engineering Services with STA Architectural Group, for the Restoration of the Historic Building and an Addition to Fire Station No. 2.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23975 adopted. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

 

City Clerk's Note: Mercy, change the resolution title and Now, Therefore clause from Aamendment No. 3 to Amendment No.1".

End of Consent Agenda

REGULAR AGENDA

R5 - Ordinances

 

R5A Commission Memorandum No. 504-00 (Page 100)

Ordinance - Emergency Demolition Orders

An Ordinance Amending the Land Development Regulations of the Code of the City of Miami Beach, by Amending Chapter 118, Article X, Entitled "Historic Preservation", by Amending Section 118 - 503 to Expand the Criteria and Requirements for Emergency Demolition Orders for Historic Structures and Within Designated Historic Districts; Providing for Inclusion in the City Code; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. 11:00 a.m. Public Hearing, Second Reading

Administration Recommendation: Open and Continue.

(Planning Department)

(First Reading on May 24, 2000)

ACTION: Open and Continued. Motion made by Commissioner Bower to open and continue to July 12 at 3:30 p.m.; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 4-0; Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the agenda.

 

R5B An Ordinance, Relating to Public Safety; Amending Sec. 15-7, of the Code of Ordinances to be Entitled "Locking Devices Required for Firearms"; Requiring Locking Devices on Firearms Stored in the City of Miami Beach; Creating a Public Duty; Providing Civil Penalties; Providing for Severability, Ordinances in Conflict, and an Effective Date. (Page 106)

Recommendation: Approve the Ordinance on First Reading and Schedule a Second Reading Public Hearing.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Deferred.

 

11:21

R5C Commission Memorandum No. 505-00 (Page 110)

Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 789, the Classified Salary Ordinance; Increasing by 11% as of July 31, 2000, the Minimum of the Salary Range for Classifications Represented by Each Classification in Group VI, Being Other Classifications in the Classified Service not Covered by a Bargaining Unit.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Ordinance on First Reading and Schedule a Second Reading Public Hearing.

(Human Resources)

ACTION: Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 4-0; Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman. Second reading and public hearing scheduled for July 12, 2000 at 3:35 pm. R. Parcher to notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the agenda. T.C. Adderly to handle.

11:25

R5D Commission Memorandum No. 506-00 (Page 116)

Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 1605, the Unclassified Employees Salary Ordinance, by Establishing the Classifications of Account Manager - Finance, Capital Improvement Administrator - Finance, District Project Manager and Public Information Specialist; and Increasing by 11% as of July 31, 2000, the Minimum Salary of Each Classification in the Unclassified Salary Ordinance.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Ordinance on First Reading and Schedule a Second Reading Public Hearing.

(Human Resources)

ACTION: Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 4-0; Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman. Second reading and public hearing scheduled for July 12, 2000 at 3:40 pm. R. Parcher to notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the agenda. T.C. Adderly to handle.

 

R6 - Commission Committee Reports

12:21

R6A Commission Memorandum No. 507-00 (Page 126)

Report from the Community Affairs Committee Meeting of June 6, 2000: 1) Reconsideration of Proposal to Rename a Street in Honor of Rabbi Jeremiah Burstyn, Founder of the Talmudic University and Yeshiva; 2) Proposal to Rename One Block of Espanola Way Between Collins and Washington to George Tamsitt Way; 3) Proposal to Rename the Collins Park Complex District; 4) Formulation of a Policy Regarding the Waiver of Rental Fees; and 5) Housing Authority Report.

(Deferred from June 7, 2000)

ACTION: Heard in conjunction with item R9C. Report submitted and a verbal report given by Commissioner Bower. Motion to accept report made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Voice vote: 4-0; Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman.

 

12:27

R6B Commission Memorandum No. 508-00 (Page 132)

Report of Land Use and Development Committee Meeting of Monday, June 12, 2000: 1) Status Report on West Avenue/Dade Boulevard & 17th Street Connector Study; 2) Discussion on the Issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Placement of Bus Shelters on the Public Right-of-Way and on City Properties; 3) Discussion of the Possibility of Adding a Requirement that One Half of One Percent (2%) of the Cost of Private Construction Projects Over Five Million Dollars ($5M) be Allocated to Art Visible from the Street to be Reviewed and Approved by Art in Public Places; 4) Discussion on Changes to the Land Development Regulations of the Miami Beach Code to Regulate the Number, Location, Placement and Design of Newspaper Rack; 5) Discussion on Request to Consider an Amendment to the Land Development Regulations Regarding Floor Area Ratios (F.A.R.'s) in Relation to Mechanical/Equipment Space Requirements in Historic Districts.

ACTION: Heard in conjunction with item R9D. Motion made by Commissioner Bower to adopt the report with the modification that under the New Business item 2 discussion, it was not the Committee's intent to stop or delay the reissuance of the Lincoln Road signage RFP; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Voice vote: 4-0. Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman. Gus Lopez to handle.

 

R7 - Resolutions

 

R7A Commission Memorandum No. 509-00 (Page 136)

A Resolution Ratifying the Execution of a Construction Agreement Between the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency and Atlantic Civil, Inc. In an Amount Not-to-Exceed $5,600,000.00 for the South Pointe Streetscape Improvements - Phase I Construction; and Appropriating $150,000.00 from Parking Revenue Fund 481 and Appropriating $2,450,000.00 from South Pointe Tax Increment Funds for Said Purpose. Joint Redevelopment Agency and City Commission.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Heard in conjunction with item RDA 3B. Resolution No. 2000-23976 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 4-0. Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman. Christina Cuervo and Matthew Schwartz to handle.

City Clerk's note: who has a copy of the signed construction agreement? Gus Lopez to handle.

 

12:54

R7B Commission Memorandum No. 510-00 (Page 142)

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute of a Joint Participation and Reimbursement Agreement (JPRA) with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), in the Amount of $300,000; Transferring to the City the Public Involvement Component of the A1A/Collins Avenue Project, from Lincoln Road to 26th Street; and Further Authorizing the Appropriation of City Funds for the Purpose, for Subsequent Reimbursement by FDOT, in Accordance with the Provisions of this Agreement.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Transportation and Concurrency)

ACTION: Heard in conjunction with item R7C. Resolution No. 2000-23977 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 4-0. Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

City Clerk's note: In the agreement change the signature title from City Manager to Mayor.

 

12:56

R7C Commission Memorandum No. 511-00 (Page 154)

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Performance of Community Involvement/Liaison Consulting Services Related to a Roadway Construction Project on A1A/Collins Avenue, from Lincoln Road to 26th Street; Appropriating $300,000 in City Funds for the Purposes of this RFQ; Acknowledging Subsequent Reimbursement by the Florida Department of Transportation, Under a Joint Participation and Reimbursement Agreement (JPRA), in the Amount of $300,000; Said JPRA Being Also Submitted for City Commission Consideration and Approval at this Meeting.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Transportation and Concurrency)

ACTION: Heard in conjunction with item R7B. Resolution No. 2000-23978 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Voice vote: 4-0. Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

 

R7D Commission Memorandum No. 512-00 (Page 190)

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Issuance of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from Firms with Experience and Capability to Provide Professional Program Management Services to Manage Construction Projects for Facilities and Parks Within the City, Including Extensive Renovation of the Facilities at the Public Works Yard, Certain Complex Park Renovation Projects and Renovation of Other City-Owned Buildings as Assigned.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23979 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 4-0. Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

 

12:53

R7E Commission Memorandum No. 517-00 (Page 240)

A Resolution Approving a Stipulation of Settlement Between Clifton Snyder V. The City of Miami Beach, a Municipality of the State of Florida, and Authorizing the Execution of any Necessary Documents.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23980 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 4-0. Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman. Legal Department to handle.

 

11:28

R7F Commission Memorandum No. (Page 260)

A Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of Request for Proposals No. 113-99/00 for Auditing Services to Examine the City's General Purpose Financial Statements of the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Finance Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23981 adopted as amended. Motion made by Commissioner Smith to issue the RFP subject to the Audit Committee's approval; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Voice vote: 4-0. Absent Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman. Patricia Walker, Jim Sutter and Gus Lopez to handle.

 

R9 - New Business and Commission Requests

R9A Commission Memorandum No. 513-00 (Page 302)

Board and Committee Appointments for the Meeting of June 28, 2000.

(City Clerk's Office)

ACTION: Appointments were made.

Barrier Free Environment Committee:

Franklin Zavala-Velez term expires 12/31/2000 appointed by Commissioner Bower

Beautification Committee

Stephen Beam term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Liebman

Community Development Advisory Board

Stephen Cassell term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Liebman

Jason Scott Loeb term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Garcia

Juan Torres term expires 12/31/2000 appointed by Commissioner Bower

Convention Center Advisory Board

Before the names were read into the record the City Clerk advised the Commission that there maybe legislation to reduce the size of the Committee from 14 to 7. The Commission expressed the desire to keep the board membership at 14. The following appointments were read into the record.

Robert Taran term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Garcia

Leon Manning term expires 12/31/2000 appointed by Commissioner Smith

Convention Center Capital Projects Oversight Committee

Stanley Worton term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Liebman

Jack Hartley term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Garcia

 

1:07

R9B Commission Memorandum No. 514-00 (Page 350)

Status Report on Debit Card - Parking Meters.

(Requested by Vice-Mayor David Dermer)

(Deferred from June 7, 2000)

ACTION: Report submitted. Jackie Gonzalez gave a verbal report.

Commissioner Dermer stated that he has received complaints about the parking meter debit cards. He stated that meters are not working, the meters sometimes do not accept coins and people are forced to purchase the cards.

Commissioner Smith ask if a study has ever been done to eliminate parking meters in the City. Jackie Gonzalez responded no.

Commissioner Smith requested after the bonds have been paid to analyze the eliminating of parking meters in certain areas of our city. Jackie Gonzalez to handle.

 

R9C Discussion Regarding of New Name for the Cultural Campus. (Page 412)

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Heard in conjunction with item R6A. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia to change the name for the cultural campus to "Collins Park Cultural Center"; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 4-0; Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

 

12:27

R9D Discussion Regarding Lincoln Road Signage. (Page 414)

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Heard in conjunction with item R6B. See R6B for action.

 

11:30

R9E Discussion Regarding Increasing the Annual COLA for Pension Payments to City Retirees. (Page 416)

(Requested by Commissioner Luis R. Garcia, Jr.)

ACTION: Heard in conjunction with C4E. See C4E for action.

 

11:15

R9F Discussion Regarding the RFP Process for Fire Station No. 4. (Page 424)

(Requested by Commissioner Luis R. Garcia, Jr.)

ACTION: Discussion held. Commissioner Garcia expressed concerns regarding the expenditures and economics of this award and how bidders are given notifications. City Manager Lawrence Levy stated that the Legal Department and Gus Lopez, Director of the Procurement Department, need to get together to review the notification process to work out a better system to reduce the possible liability of the City.

 

R9G Discussion Regarding Increasing the Salary Range for Employees in the Property Management Department. (Page 426)

(Requested by Commissioner Luis R. Garcia, Jr.)

ACTION: Withdrawn.

 

12:37

R9H Discussion Regarding Affordable Housing for Teachers. (Page 428)

(Requested by Commissioner Jose Smith)

ACTION: Discussion held. Commissioner Smith stated that a program similar to this has been implemented in San Francisco and requested the Administration to call the City of San Francisco to get the details on their program. Report to be submitted within 30 days. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

R9I Discussion Regarding the Sewer Main Break. (Page 432)

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Heard in conjunction with PA3. City Manager, Lawrence Levy gave a verbal report and thanked the staff for their hard work.

 

R9J Employment Agreement with Jorge Gonzalez. (Page 434)

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on a future agenda.

 

Reports and Informational Items

A Commission Memorandum No. 515-00 (Page 436)

Status Report on the Cultural Campus.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

B Commission Memorandum No. 516-00 (Page 448)

Report on the Georgian Condominium.

(City Manager's Office)

(Continued from May 24, 2000)

ACTION: Written report submitted. Christina Cuervo and Rosa De La Camera, Attorney for the Georgian Condominium, gave verbal update.

 

End of Regular Agenda


Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency

Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall

1700 Convention Center Drive

June 28 , 2000 - 10:00 a.m.

 

AGENDA

1. ROLL CALL

2. OLD BUSINESS

3. NEW BUSINESS

10:58

A. Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-42 (Page 454)

A Resolution Accepting the Recommendations of the Executive Director and the Evaluation Committee Pertaining to the Ranking of the Sole Proposal Received in Response to Request for Proposal (RFP) No. 91-99/00, for the Leasing and Management of the Retail Component of the Anchor Shops and Parking Garage and Authorizing the Administration to Enter into Negotiations with the Sole Proposer, Codina Real Estate Management, Inc.

ACTION: Motion made by Commissioner Smith to re-bid the item; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 4-0; Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman. Christina Cuervo and Gus Lopez to handle.

Commissioner Smith stated that the Miami Beach Board of Realtors needs to be contacted and involved in the process.

 

B. Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-43 (Page 470)

A Resolution of the Chairman and the Members of the Miami Redevelopment Agency Authorizing the Chairman and the Secretary to Execute a Construction Agreement with Atlantic Civil, Inc. In an Amount Not-to-Exceed $5,600,000.00 for the South Pointe Streetscape Improvements - Phase I Construction; and Appropriating $150,000.00 from Parking Revenue Bond Fund 481 and Appropriating $2,450,000.00 from South Pointe Tax Increment Funds for Said Purpose. Joint Redevelopment Agency and City Commission.

ACTION: Heard in conjunction with item R7A. Resolution No. 355-2000 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Bower. Voice vote: 4-0. Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman. Christina Cuervo and Matthew Schwartz to handle.

 

11:14

C. Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-44 (Page 474)

A Resolution of the Chairman and Members of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency, Appropriating $10,000 from the City Center Redevelopment Area Tax Increment Revenue Bond Funds to Undertake the Design of the New Public Bathroom Facility to Be Located at the Terminus of the Proposed Extension the 17th Street Street-end.

ACTION: Resolution Number 356-2000 adopted. Moved by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote:4-0. Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Liebman. Christina Cuervo and Patricia Walker to handle.

Meeting adjourned at 1:24 p.m.

End of Agenda