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

September 10, 1998

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

AFTER ACTION

Call to Order - 5:01 p.m.

Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

Requests for Additions, Withdrawals, and Deferrals

REGULAR AGENDA

R7 - Resolutions

R7A Summary of Proposed Budget. 5:01 p.m. Public Hearing

First of Two Required Public Hearings to Consider Proposed Millage and Budget for Fiscal Year 1998/99.

1. Commission Memorandum No. 602-98

A Resolution Adopting: 1) the Tentative Ad Valorem Millage of 7.499 Mills for General Operating Purposes Which Is Five and Eight Tenths Percent (5.8%) Greater than the "Rolled Back" Rate of 7.090 Mills; 2) the Debt Service Millage Rate of 1.484 Mills; and, 3) Setting 5:01 p.m., Wednesday, September 23, 1998, for the Second Public Hearing to Consider the Millage Rate and Budget for Fiscal Year 1998/99.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Office of Management and Budget)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22895 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Smith; voice vote: 7-0. Second Budget public hearing scheduled for September 23rd at 5:01 p.m. Jose Cruz to provide notice for publication.

Proposed millage rates for FY 1998/99:

General Operating millage 7.499 Mills

Debt Service millage 1.484 Mills

Rolled back rate (truth in millage) 7.090 Mills

2. Commission Memorandum No. 603-98

A Resolution Adopting Tentative Budgets for the General, Enterprise, and Internal Service Funds for Fiscal Year 1998/99 Subject to a Second Public Hearing Scheduled at 5:01 p.m., Wednesday, September 23, 1998.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Office of Management and Budget)

Resolution No. 98-22896 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; voice vote: 7-0. Second Budget public hearing scheduled for September 23rd at 5:01 p.m. Jose Cruz to publish notice. Larry Herrup, Chairperson- BAC- presented to the City Commission the BC "First Budget Message". Copy of the "First Budget Message" is on file.

Signed-up Speakers: Juan Vilasega (did not speak), Spencer Eig, Jim Schlobalm (did not speak), Charles Burkett, Nolo Pation, Bea Kalstein, Fred Schwartz, Jo Asmundsson, Peter Ehrlich and Dave Noel.

R7B Normandy Shores Local Government Neighborhood Improvement District. 5:02 p.m. Public Hearing

1. Commission Memorandum No. 604-98

A Resolution Adopting a Tentative Ad Valorem Millage of 0.965 Mills for the Normandy Shores Local Government Neighborhood Improvement District, Which Is Three and Three-Tenths Percent (3.3%) Greater than the "Rolled Back" Rate of 0.934 Mills, for Fiscal Year 1998/99, Subject to a Second Public Hearing Scheduled at 5:02 p.m., Wednesday, September 23, 1998.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Office of Management and Budget)

Resolution No. 98-22897 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; voice vote: 7-0. Second Budget public hearing scheduled for September 23rd at 5:02 p.m. Jose Cruz to provide notice for publication.

General Operating 0.965 Mills

Rolled back rate 0.934 Mills

2. Commission Memorandum No. 605-98

A Resolution of the Board of Directors of the Normandy Shores Local Government Neighborhood Improvement District Adopting the Tentative Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 1998/99 Subject to a Second Public Hearing Scheduled at 5:02 p.m., Wednesday, September 23, 1998.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Office of Management and Budget)

Resolution No. 98-22898 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; voice vote: 7-0. Second Budget public hearing scheduled for September 23rd at 5:02 p.m. Jose Cruz to provide notice for publication.

Commission Direction:

Vice-Mayor Liebman, responding to the $350,000 for police new hires, requested Chief Barreto to keep the Commission apprised of the status of the police trainees, the number of police on the street and the expected timeframe as to when the new hires will be on the streets. Chief Barreto to handle.

Commissioner Gottlieb expressed concern with the budget of the Parks Department and expressed dissatisfaction with the proposed level of maintenance, especially in the area of Lummus Park and the boardwalk, and requested that the maintenance be at the level it was previously.

Commissioner Dermer made a motion directing the Administration to investigate options to restore $769,000 to the Parks Department budget; seconded by Commissioner Gottlieb; voice vote: 7-0.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

End of Agenda