City of Miami Beach - City Commission Meeting
Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive
September 13, 2000

AFTERACTION

PA1 Confirmation & Swearing In of Jorge M. Gonzalez as City Manager, Effective 8/21/00. 1

PA2 Proclamation/Scull Artists, Positive Image to Our Diversified Community. (Smith)

PA3 Cert. of Apprec/Julian Fernandez, Neighborhoods First Program. (Kasdin)

PA4 Cert. of Apprec/George Castell, Providing Aid to Resident During an Auto Collision. (Kasdin)

PA5 Cert. of Apprec/D. Leighton, V. Franzese & E. Vargas, Summer Program. (Liebman/Cruz)

PA6 D-Cert. of Apprec/Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, Creating "Truancy Intervention Prog". (Kasdin)

PA7 D-Cert. of Apprec/R.Annati, J. Fernandez, G.Rivera & M.Ruiz, "Truancy Interv.Prg". (Kasdin)

C2A BA 119-99/00, Resurface (3) Tennis Courts on Palm Island, $18,000. 3

C2B BA 100-99/00, Purchase of Public Safety Flashlights & Replacement Parts, $12,876. 5

C2C BA 94-99/00, Purchase & Delivery of Polymer Meter Boxes & Covers, $180,000. 11

C2D PO, Purchase of Video Monitoring Equipment, $15,119.60. 15

C4A Ref: Land Use Comm., New World Symphony Expansion Plans & Long-Term Lease. 17

C4B Ref: Neighborhoods Comm., Bayshore Trash Transfer Station. 23

C4C Ref: Land Use Comm., Enter into Agmt with Respect to a Wireless Internet System. 27

C7A Place 26 Banners, Oct. 20-Nov. 3, Xplor Int'l 21st Global Electronic Doc. Sys. Conf. 31

C7B Accept Jonathan Sinkes as Member of the Personnel Bd to Rep. Group III Employees. 39

C7C Execute HOME Agmt w/ MBCDC, Rental Housing for Elderly Tenants. 43

C7D Submit Grant Appl., WWII Historic Overlay District/Nat'l Domestic Training Museum. 59

C7E Authorize Signatories, CMB - Hurricane Contingency Fund Account. 63

C7F Authorize Signatories, Funds in the CMB Depositories. 67

C7G Authorize Signatories, CMB/SMG Co-Promotion Fund Account. 73

C7H Authorize Signatories, CMB Cultural Arts Council. 77

C7I Issue RFP for Professional Service Agmt, Testing Programs, Police & Fire Depts. 81

C7J Adopt Tenth Amendment to the Police Confiscation Trust Fund for FY 2000/01. 151

C7K Allow PAL to Utilize Dade Blvd Vacant Lots for Parking 2000 MB Auto Show. 155

C7L Appropriate Funds, 42nd Street Streetscape Proj. G.O. Bonds Project List. 161

C7M Issue RFQ 134-99/00, Construction Services, Streetscape Improvements. 169

C7N Endorse the Goals of the Gold Coast Clean Cities Coalition. 241

C7O Execute Agmt w/ Sunshine Medical Ctr., Provide Medical Services for Employees. 243

C7P Issue RFQ, Performance Traffic Calming Study for Alton Road. 265

C7Q Accept City Manager's Recommendation re: Traffic Count Data Collection Services. 319

C7R Issue RFQ, Selection of Construction Mgmt At-Risk Firm, Fire Station #2. 325

C7S Support M-Dade Co. Pledge, re: Building a Community. (Kasdin) 375

C7T Global Warming Action Plan. (Kasdin) 381

REGULAR AGENDA

R5A 10:30 a.m., 2nd Rdg, Amend Ord. 1605, Unclass. Empl. Salary, City Attorney's Office. 387

R5B 1st Rdg, Repeal Ordinance, Naming of Public Facilities and Streets. 395

R5C 1st Rdg, Establish Parking Programs & Regulations, Rates, Fees & Fines. 405

R5D1 3:00 p.m., 1st & Only Rdg, Rezone - 1733 Michigan Avenue (Portion). 5/7 419

R5D2 3:00 p.m., 1st & Only Rdg, Future Land Use Map Change, 1733 Michigan Av.(Portion).5/7419

R5E 2:00 p.m., 2nd Rdg, After-Hours Dance Halls - Hours of Operation. 5/7 433

R5F 4:45 p.m., 1st Rdg, Comprehensive Revisions to Design Review Board Procedures. 5/7 453

R5G 4:30 p.m., 1st Rdg, Board of Adjustment Timeframes and Procedures. 5/7 469

R5H 5:00 p.m., 1st Rdg, Conditional Use: Building Permit Timeframes and Procedures. 5/7 475

R5I 5:00 p.m., 1st Rdg, Definition of Full Building Permit. 5/7 481

R5J 11:00 a.m., 2nd Rdg, Amend Ord. 1901, Retir. System, General Employees. (Garcia) 485

R5K 2:15 p.m., 1st Rdg, Open/Cont., Procedures re: Tree Permits and Plants. (Liebman) 501

R5L 4:00 p.m., 1st Rdg, Amend Ch. 62, Human Relations/Discrimination. (Liebman) 513

R5M 1st Rdg, Amend City Code Ch. 2 Disclosure of Interest in Business. (Dermer & Smith) 519

R6A Report: Finance & Citywide Projects Committee Meeting of July 31, 2000. 523

R6B Report: Community Affairs Committee Meeting of July 28, 2000. 525

R7A 3:30 p.m., Approve Settlement Agmt w/ Ritz Plaza Hotel. 531/SM

R7B Joint, Changing of Comm. Mtg Dates for Months of Oct., Nov. & Dec. 2000. 683

R7C Retroactively Approve Grant Appl., Renovation of MB Botanical Garden. 685

R7D 10:15 a.m., Execute Agmt w/ Chuck Hart Mgmt, City's Golf Courses. 5/7 687

R7E 11:15 a.m., Execute Agmt w/ BFI Waste Systems, Collection/Disposal of Garbage. 737/SM

R7F 2:30 p.m., Execute Agmt w/ MBTMA, Transportation Demand Mgmt Services. 789

R7G 2:30 p.m., Execute Joint Participation Agmt w/ FDOT, Electrowave Shuttle. 811

R7H Require Comm. Approval, Certain Legal Matters Exceeding $100,000. (Smith) 819

R9A Board and Committee Appointments. 821

R9A1 G.O. Bond Committee Appointment. (Dermer) 821

R9B1 1:30 p.m., Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. 871

R9B2 5:30 p.m., Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. 871

R9C 4:15 p.m., Disc. Fence for Flagler Monument on Monument Island. (Liebman) 873

R9D 9:45 a.m., Disc. Convention Center Fee Waiver Policy. (Kasdin) 879

R9E Disc. South Pointe Advisory Board Resolution. (Kasdin) 881

R9F Noon Break, Committee of the Whole Meeting re: Proposed Budget for FY 2000/01. 883

 

REPORTS AND INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

A City Attorney's Status Report. 885

B Public Hearings Before the Planning Board for September. 891

C Special Commission Meeting of 8/31/00 re: JCC Ballot Lease Question. 893

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ITEMS - 10:00 A.M.

2A Monthly Report on Parking, Anchor Shops & Parking, June 2000. 1

2B Report of Itemized Rev. & Expend. of RDA, Months Ending July 2000. 5/SC

3A Extend Parking Rates Structure, Anchor Shops & S. Beach Parking. 7

3B Authorize Signatories, MB RDA Accounts. 13

3C Joint, Changing of Comm. Mtg Dates for Months of Oct., Nov. & Dec. 2000. 17

3D Execute Lease Agmt w/ Adolfo Dominguez USA, Inc., Anchor Shops. 19/SM

 

Call to Order - 9:22 a.m.

Inspirational Message and Pledge of Allegiance

Requests for Additions, Withdrawals, and Deferrals

PA - Presentations and Awards

PA1 Confirmation and Swearing In of Jorge M. Gonzalez as City Manager, Effective August 21, 2000.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Jorge M. Gonzalez sworn in as City Manager.

 

PA2 Proclamation to be Presented to the Scull Artists in Recognition of the Positive Image they Bring to Our Diversified Community.

(Requested by Commissioner Jose Smith)

ACTION: Proclamation presented.

Commissioner Cruz stated that October is Hispanic Heritage Month, and has asked the Administration to exhibit the Scull sisters art work on the 4th floor of City Hall.

 

PA3 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Julian Fernandez for His Excellence and Dedication to the Neighborhoods First Program.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Certificate presented.

 

PA4 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to George Castell for His Heroism in Providing Aid and Support to a Resident During an Auto Collision.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Certificate presented.

 

PA5 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Donna Leighton, Vincent Franzese and Ellen Vargas for their Efforts and Cooperation in Assisting the City with the Parks and Recreation Division Summer Program.

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Nancy Liebman and Commissioner Simon Cruz)

ACTION: Certificates presented.

 

PA6 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Katherine Fernandez-Rundle for Creating the "Truancy Intervention Program" as an Integral Part of the City's Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Plan.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on September 27 agenda.

 

PA7 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Renata Annati, Julian Fernandez, Gloria Rivera and Maria Ruiz for their Efforts and Cooperation in the "Truancy Intervention Program".

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on September 27 agenda.

 


CONSENT AGENDA

Consent Agenda approved. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman; Voice Vote: 7-0.

 

C2 - Competitive Bid Reports

9:53 a.m.

C2A Commission Memorandum No. 654-00

Request for Ratification of City Manager's Purchase Order Approval to McCourt Construction, Inc., in the Total Amount of 18,000, Pursuant to Bid No. 119-99/00, for the Resurfacing of Three (3) Tennis Courts Located on Palm Island. (Parks and Recreation)

ACTION: Item separated for discussion. Award ratified. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman. Voice vote: 5-2; Opposed Commissioners Dermer and Garcia. Gus Lopez to issue a Purchase Order. Kevin Smith to handle.

Commissioner Garcia reiterated his concern with Demandstar. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli stated Demandstar's performance is being monitored and should the Administration not be satisfied with the services provided, a 30-day notice would be issued to terminate their contract.

City Attorney's Office is researching and will prepare a report to the Commission on the status of the motion made at the July 26, 2000 Commission Meeting to investigate the acquisition of Demandstar services and the previous Procurement Director (Mike Rath).

 

C2B Commission Memorandum No. 655-00

Request for Approval to Issue a Purchase Order to Battery Zone, Inc. in the Amount of $12,876, Pursuant to Bid No. 100-99/00, for the Purchase of Public Safety Flashlights and Replacement Parts for the Police Department.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Award authorized. Gus Lopez to issue a Purchase Order. Chief Barreto to handle.

C2C Commission Memorandum No. 656-00

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to U.S. Filter Distribution in the Estimated Annual Amount of $180,000, Pursuant to Bid Number 94-99/00 for the Purchase and Delivery of Polymer Meter Boxes and Covers.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Award authorized. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

 

C2D Commission Memorandum No. 657-00

Request for Ratification of City Manager's Purchase Order Approval to ATC Systems Integrators, in the Total Amount of $15,119.60, Pursuant to GSA Contract No. GS-07F-0063H, for Providing Video Monitoring Equipment.

(Property Management)

ACTION: Item separated for discussion. Award ratified. Gus Lopez to issue a Purchase Order. Brad Judd to handle.

Vice-Mayor Liebman expressed her concerns with regard to the location and sensitivity of the cameras being placed at Historic City Hall. Brad Judd stated that the plans included the camera locations which were reviewed by William Cary.

Jackie Gonzalez thanked Property Management for their work in constructing the area and expressed her satisfaction with the Parking Department's new location in Historic City Hall. She invited the public and city staff to visit the new offices.

 

C4 - Commission Committee Assignments

 

C4A Referral to the Land Use Committee - Request for the City to Consider the New World Symphony's Expansion Plans and a Long-Term Lease.

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Nancy Liebman)

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

 

C4B Referral to the Neighborhoods Committee - Bayshore Trash Transfer Station.

(Requested by Commissioner Jose Smith)

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

 

C4C Commission Memorandum No. 658-00

Referral to the Land Use Committee - Proposal by Metricom, Inc. to Enter into a Right-of-Way Agreement with the City of Miami Beach, with Respect to a Wireless Internet System.

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Item separated for discussion. Item referred with the understanding that a policy needs to be developed which includes "all vendors" and not specifically Metricom. Jorge Gomez to place on committee agenda.

Commissioner Smith stated that he hopes the Administration considers the ramification of the technology. He also stated that the Administration should consider the way other cities in California are handling wireless internet services. Legal Department and Kay Randall to handle.

C7 - Resolutions

 

C7A Commission Memorandum No. 659-00

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Placement of Twenty-Six (26) Banners for the Xplor 2000 Conference & Exhibit, to be Held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, October 29 Through November 3, 2000, as Requested by the Applicant at the Following Locations: Convention Center Drive; Collins Avenue from 15th Street to 17th Street; 17th Street from Meridian Avenue to Washington Avenue; and Lincoln Road from Collins Avenue to Washington Avenue; Said Banners to be Affixed to Light Poles in the Public Right-of-Way; Measuring 2 1/4' X 7' and Having Copy and Design as Shown on the Attached Drawings; and Shall be Installed and Removed in Accordance with all Other Applicable City Requirements; the Administration Further Recommends That These Banners be Installed No Earlier than October 20, 2000, and Removed by November 6, 2000.

(Arts, Culture and Entertainment)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24053 adopted. James Quinlan to handle.

 

C7B Commission Memorandum No. 660-00

A Resolution Accepting Mr. Jonathan Sinkes as a Member of the Personnel Board to Represent Group III Employees.

(City Clerk)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24054 adopted. R. Parcher to handle.

 

C7C Commission Memorandum No. 661-00

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a First Amendment to the HOME Investment Partnerships Program Agreement, Dated May 24, 2000, Between the City of Miami Beach and Miami Beach Community Development Corporation (MBCDC), Providing an Additional Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) Towards the Cost of Acquisition and Rehabilitation of One Additional One-Bedroom Condominium Unit, Located at 7133 Bay Drive, Miami Beach, to Provide Rental Housing for Income-Eligible Elderly Tenants in Accordance with the HOME Program Requirements.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24055 adopted. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

C7D Commission Memorandum No. 662-00

A Resolution Retroactively Authorizing the City Manager, or His Designee, to Submit an Application to the National Endowment for the Humanities for a Consultation Grant, in the Amount of $10,000, for the Development of a Proposal Supporting a Miami Beach World War II Historic Overlay District and to Explore the Economic Impact of a National Domestic Training Museum; and to Appropriate the Funds, If Awarded.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24056 adopted. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

C7E Commission Memorandum No. 663-00

A Resolution Providing Authority for Signing Vouchers on Funds in the Account Entitled "City of Miami Beach - Hurricane Contingency Fund Account" and Rescinding Resolution No. 99-23419.

(Finance Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24057 adopted. Patricia Walker to handle.

City Clerk's Note: AThat any one of the following specified individuals may execute an official, duly prepared voucher upon funds in the account designated as the "City of Miami Beach- Hurricane Contingency Fund Account on deposit at the First Union National Bank of Florida". Jorge M. Gonzalez, Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli, Richard Barreto, Floyd Jordan, Patricia D. Walker.

 

C7F Commission Memorandum No. 664-00

A Resolution Providing Authority for the Signing of Vouchers Drawn on Funds in the City of Miami Beach Depositories and Rescinding Resolution No. 99-23420.

(Finance Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24058 adopted. Patricia Walker to handle.

 

C7G Commission Memorandum No. 665-00

A Resolution Providing Authority for Signing Vouchers on Funds in the Account with Spectacor Management Group (SMG) at Nations Bank of South Florida, N.A., Entitled "City of Miami Beach/SMG Co-Promotion Fund Account" and Rescinding Resolution No. 99-23421.

(Finance Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24059 adopted. Patricia Walker to handle.

 

C7H Commission Memorandum No. 666-00

A Resolution Providing Authority for Signing Vouchers on Funds in the Account Entitled "City of Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council"; and Rescinding Resolution No. 99-23422.

(Finance Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24060 adopted. Patricia Walker to handle.

 

C7I Commission Memorandum No. 667-00

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Proceed with the Issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) Seeking a Professional Services Agreement to Develop, Validate, Administer, Score, Report and Review Testing Programs to Determine Qualified Applicants for Both the Police and Fire Departments Entry Level and Classified Promotional Classifications for the City of Miami Beach.

(Human Resources)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24061 adopted. T.C. Adderly to handle.

 

C7J Commission Memorandum No. 668-00

A Resolution Adopting the Tenth Amendment to the Police Confiscation Trust Fund for Fiscal Year 1999/00, in the Amount of $72,567, to be Funded from the Proceeds of State Confiscated Funds.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24062 adopted. Chief Barreto to handle.

 

C7K Commission Memorandum No. 669-00

A Resolution Finding and Declaring the Existence of an Emergency and Allowing the Police Athletic League (PAL), a Not for Profit Entity, to Utilize the Dade Boulevard Vacant Lot (775 Dade Boulevard), Located on Dade Boulevard, Between Prairie Avenue and Meridian Avenue for a Fund-Raising Event to Provide Additional Parking for the 2000 Miami Beach Auto Show, for the Dates of October 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, and 15; Further Provided That the Lot be Utilized Exclusively by PAL Subject to the Following Conditions: (1) That Ingress and Egress to the Lot be Provided Exclusively from Dade Boulevard; (2) That 100% of the Profits Generated from this Fund Raiser Be Returned to PAL for its Exclusive Use; (3) That PAL and the City Jointly Monitor the Use of the Lot so the Surrounding Residential Neighborhood is not Adversely Impacted or Disturbed; (4) the Lot Will be Used to Provide Vendor Parking Only; and (5) in Order to Accommodate the Unique Emergency Created by the Increased Parking Demands, which in the Past have been Greater than the City Can Supply, that the Subject Permission Is Granted Without Establishing Precedent so as to Satisfy this Unique Emergency Situation.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24063 adopted. Chief Barreto to handle.

 

C7L Commission Memorandum No. 670-00

A Resolution Appropriating Funds in the Amount of $250,000 from the $92 Million General Obligation Bond - Series 2000, Fund No. 373, for the Construction of the 42nd Street Streetscape Project, Within the Nautilus Neighborhood Improvements Outlined in the General Obligation Bond Project Program List.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24064 adopted. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

 

C7M Commission Memorandum No. 671-00

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Issue Request for Qualifications (RFQ) No. 134-99/00 for Design, and Construction Administration Services in Conjunction with the Streetscape Improvements Outlined in the November 2, 1999 General Obligation (GO) Bond Project List.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24065 adopted. Gus Lopez to issue RFQ.

City Clerk's Note: Project No. 1 - Star, Palm, and Hibiscus Islands; Project No. 2 - Normandy Shores; Project No. 3 - Bayshore; Project No. 4 - Oceanfront

 

C7N Commission Memorandum No. 672-00

A Resolution Endorsing the Goals of the Gold Coast Clean Cities Coalition.

(Transportation and Concurrency)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24066 adopted. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

 

C7O Commission Memorandum No. 673-00

A Resolution Accepting the Ranking of Proposals Received and Authorizing the Administration to Enter into Negotiations and, if Successful, Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Professional Services Agreement, in an Amount Not to Exceed $166,140, With the Number-One Ranked Provider, Sunshine Medical Center, Pursuant to RFP No. 98-99/00, Providing for: (1) Physical Examinations on Hires and on Promotions for Classifications Where Physical Duties Vary Greatly; (2) Drug Tests on Hires to Maintain a Drug-Free Work Environment; (3) Return to Work Clearance Evaluations; (4) Rehabilitation Evaluations; (5) Administration of an Employee Assistance Program; (6) Retention of All Medical Records; (7) Evaluation of Applicants and Employees, as Required by the City; (8) Administration of Vaccines for City Employees, as Needed; (9) Designation as the City Physician; (10) Conduct Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Based on the Florida Department of Transportation Standards and Union Contracts; and (11) Other Medical Services, as May be Necessary and/or Required by the City and Local, State and Federal Laws.

(Human Resources)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24067 adopted. T.C. Adderly to handle.

City Clerk's Note: Term of agreement 1 year commencing on October 1, 2000 and ending October 1, 2001 and thereafter shall automatically renew upon the same terms and conditions as set forth therein, for up to four (4) additional one (1) year renewal terms.

 

C7P Commission Memorandum No. 674-00

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Issuance of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from Qualified Firms for the Performance of a Traffic Calming Study for SR 907/Alton Road, Between Indian Creek Drive and North Michigan Avenue; and Further Appropriating $15,000 from the $92 Million General Obligation Bonds-Series 2000, Fund No. 373, for the Purposes of the Study.

(Transportation and Concurrency)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24068 adopted. Gus Lopez to issue RFQ.

 

C7Q Commission Memorandum No. 675-00

A Resolution Accepting the Recommendation of the City Manager Pertaining to the Only Proposal Received in Response to Request for Qualifications (RFQ) No. 41-99/00, Project No. 9, to Provide Traffic Count Data Collection Services for Various Neighborhood Enhancement Projects; Authorizing the Administration to Enter into Negotiations with Marlin Engineering, Inc., the Sole Respondent; and Further Appropriating $33,000 for the Purpose from the $92 Million General Obligation Bonds-Series 2000, Fund No. 373, as Recommended by the G.O. Bonds Oversight Committee.

(Transportation and Concurrency)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24069 adopted. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

 

 

C7R Commission Memorandum No.

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Issue Request for Qualifications (RFQ) No. 117-99/00, for the Selection of a Construction Management At-Risk Firm, for the Expansion and Renovation of Fire Station No. 2.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24070 adopted. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

 

C7S A Resolution Supporting the Pledge Adopted by the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board to Work Toward Building a Community That Opens its Heart, Mind, and Arms to All Who Call Miami Home.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24071 adopted. Ronnie Singer to handle.

 

C7T Commission Memorandum No.

A Resolution Urging Florida Governor Jeb Bush to Instruct all Relevant State Agencies to Develop a Global Warming Action Plan.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24072 adopted. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

 

End of Consent Agenda


REGULAR AGENDA

R5 - Ordinances

1:56 p.m.

R5A Commission Memorandum No. 678-00

An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 1605 as Amended, Which Established Positions in the Unclassified Service and Salary Ranges for Unclassified Employees, by Amending Those Provisions Relating to the Employees of the City Attorney's Office Amending Upper Salary Ranges for the City Attorney, Chief Deputy, Deputy, and First Assistant City Attorneys , Senior Assistant City Attorneys and Assistant City Attorneys II, Office Manager, Legal Secretaries, Paralegals and Receptionist; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. 10:30 a.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

(City Attorney's Office)

(First Reading July 26, 2000)

ACTION: Public Hearing held. Ordinance Number 2000-3263 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Ballot vote: 7-0. T.C. Adderly to handle.

 

7:09 p.m.

R5B Commission Memorandum No. 679-00

An Ordinance Repealing, in its Entirety, Chapter 82 Article VI of the Miami Beach City Code, Entitled "Naming of Public Facilities and Streets", and Replacing the Foregoing with New Language; Providing for Repealer; Severability; Codification; and an Effective Date. First Reading

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Ballot vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Bower. Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled on September 27, 2000 at 10:45 a.m. R. Parcher to Notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

 

7:11 p.m.

R5C Commission Memorandum No. 680-00

An Ordinance Establishing a Parking Programs and Regulations, Rates, Fees, and Fines Ordinance Prescribing the Programs and Regulations, Rates, Fees and Fines Associated with On-Street and Off-Street Parking, Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. First Reading

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Discussion held. Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Vice Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Ballot vote: 6-1; Opposed: Commissioner Dermer. Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled on September 27, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. R. Parcher to Notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

Mayor Kasdin stated that some meter bags remain on the meters for extended periods of time. Mayor Kasdin requested the Administration prepare an LTC describing the procedures in place for monitoring the bagging of meters. Jackie Gonzalez to handle.

 

3:20 p.m.

R5D Commission Memorandum No. 681-00

1. Rezoning - 1733 Michigan Avenue (Portion)

An Ordinance Amending the Official Zoning District Map, Referenced in Section 142-72 of the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, by Changing the Zoning District Classification for Lot 17, Block 20 of PALM VIEW SUBDIVISION [Plat Book 6, Page 29] (a Portion of 1733 Michigan Avenue) from the Current Zoning District Classification RS-4 Single Family Residential, to the Proposed Zoning District Category RM-1 Residential Multi-Family Low Intensity; Amending the Affected Portion of the City's Official Zoning District Map to Correspond with this Change as Adopted by the City Commission; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. 3:00 p.m. First and Only Reading, Public Hearing

ACTION: Speakers sworn in. Mayor and Commissioners disclosed ex-parte communications. Public Hearing held. Motion made by Commissioner Dermer to open and continue on November 8, 2000 at 5:00 p.m.; seconded by Commissioner Smith; voice vote: 7-0. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

Administration to explore all of the concerns raised to see if a restrictive covenant can be placed on the property so it can be rezoned RM-1. Jorge Gomez to handle.

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2. Future Land Use Map Change - 1733 Michigan Avenue (Portion)

An Ordinance Amending the Future Land Use Map of the City of Miami Beach Comprehensive Plan for Lot 17, Block 20 of PALM VIEW SUBDIVISION [Plat Book 6, Page 29] (a Portion of 1733 Michigan Avenue) from the Current Land Use Classification RS Single Family Residential, to the Proposed Land Use Classification RM-1 Residential Multi-Family Low Intensity; Directing Transmittals of this Ordinance and All Applicable Documents to Affected Agencies; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Inclusion in the Comprehensive Plan and an Effective Date. 3:00 p.m. First and Only Reading, Public Hearing (Planning Department)

ACTION: Speakers sworn in. Mayor and Commissioners disclosed ex-parte communications. Public Hearing held. Motion made by Commissioner Dermer to open and continue on November 8, 2000 at 5:00 p.m.; seconded by Commissioner Smith; voice vote: 7-0. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

Administration to explore all of the concerns raised to see if a restrictive covenant can be placed on the property so it can be rezoned RM-1. Jorge Gomez to handle.

City Clerk's Note: Please note that this is the first and only public hearing the Commission will have regarding the proposed rezoning/land use map change; there is no second reading. As per state statute, the Land Development Regulations and the Comprehensive Plan specify a different procedure for adoption of zoning/land use map amendments for parcels of property under ten (10) acres in size. All neighbors within 375 feet of the property were notified of the public hearing by mail. Following the one required public hearing, the amendment may be immediately adopted by the City Commission.

Handout:

1. Speakers List

2. Letter from Joan Mayers

 

2:44 p.m.

R5E Commission Memorandum No. 682-00

Ordinance - After-Hours Dance Halls - Hours of Operation

An Ordinance Amending the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, Amending Chapter 114 Entitled "General Provisions", Section 114-1 Entitled "Definitions"; Amending Division 6, Entitled "Entertainment Establishments", of Article V, Entitled "Specialized Use Regulations", of Chapter 142, Entitled "Zoning Districts and Regulations by Amending Section 142-1361, Entitled "Definitions", Section 142-1362, Entitled "Review Guidelines", Section 142-1363, Entitled "Appeal of a Determination Regarding Outdoor Entertainment Establishment, Open Air Entertainment Establishment or a Neighborhood Impact Establishment.", and Section 142-1364, Entitled "Hours of Operation for After-Hours Dance Halls", by Creating a Definition of After-hours Dance Hall, by Including Such After-Hours Dance Halls in the Entertainment Establishments Section of the Code, and by Setting Hours of Operation for Such After-Hours Dance Halls; Providing for Inclusion in the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida; Repealer; Severability; and an Effective Date. 2:00 p.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

(Planning Department)

(First Reading July 26, 2000)

(Continued from July 12, 2000)

ACTION: Public Hearing held. Ordinance Number 2000-3264 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower to adopt the Administration's recommendation; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Ballot vote: 5-2; Opposed Vice-Mayor Liebman and Commissioner Cruz. Al Childress to handle.

 

Chief Barreto added information for the record.

Mayor Kasdin stated that this meeting and past meetings will be incorporated into the record.

City Clerk's Note: Opening hour 10 pm - closing hour-8 am weekend and holidays only.

Handout:

1. Speakers List

 

6:50 p.m.

R5F Commission Memorandum No. 683-00

Ordinance - Comprehensive Revisions to Design Review Board Procedures

An Ordinance Amending the Land Development Regulations of the Code of the City of Miami Beach, by Amending Chapter 118, Article II, Division 3 Entitled "Design Review Board" by Amending Section 118-71 to Clarify the Powers and Duties of the Board, by Amending Section 118-72 to Clarify the Membership on the Board, by Amending Section 118-76 to Clarify Meeting Procedures, by Amending Chapter 118, Article VI, Entitled "Design Review Procedures" by Amending Section 118-251 to Clarify, Expand and Enhance the Design Review Criteria, by Amending Section 118-252 to Amend, Expand and Clarify Applicability and Exemptions, by Amending Section 118-253 to Amend and Revise the Application and Preliminary Evaluation Procedures, to Clarify the Withdrawal Portion of the Preliminary Evaluation Procedure and to Add a Two-Part Approval Process, by Amending Section 118-254 to Amend and Revise the Procedures for Decisions of the Design Review Board, by Amending Section 118-256 to Update the Requirements for Clarification Hearings, by Amending Section 118-257 to Clarify the Procedure for Continuances and to Provide for Withdrawals, by Amending Section 118-258 to Amend and Clarify the Time Frames and Procedures for Obtaining a Building Permit and to Clarify and Expand the Procedures for Requesting an Extension of Time, and the Commencement and Continuance of Construction, by Amending Section 118-260 to Modify and Clarify Special Review Procedures for Public Interiors, and by Expanding, Clarifying and Updating the Requirements for Appeals of Staff Decisions, by Amending Section 118-261 to Clarify the Procedure for Rehearings, by Amending Section 118-262 to Clarify the Procedures for the Review of Design Review Decisions, by Amending Section 118-263 to Modify Stays During Administrative Appeals; Providing for Inclusion in the City Code; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. First Reading

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Ordinance approved on first reading as amended. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Vice Mayor Liebman; Ballot vote: 7-0. Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled on September 27, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. R. Parcher to Notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Jorge Gomez and Gary Held to prepare amendments.

City Clerk's Note: The amendments are not included in this document. The amendments are on file in the City Clerk's office.

 

6:49 p.m.

R5G Commission Memorandum No. 684-00

Ordinance - Board of Adjustment Timeframes and Procedures

An Ordinance Amending the Land Development Regulations of the Code of the City of Miami Beach, by Amending Chapter 118, Article II, Division 5, Entitled "Board of Adjustment" by Amending Section 118-137 to Provide That Certain Development Approvals Are Not Affected by an Administrative Appeal to the Board of Adjustment and No Stay or Tolling Results, by Amending Chapter 118, Article VIII, Entitled "Procedure for Variances and Administrative Appeals" by Amending Section 118-355 to Clarify and Expand the Time Frames for Obtaining a Building Permit; Providing for Inclusion in the City Code; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. First Reading

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Ballot vote: 7-0. Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled on September 27, 2000 at 2:15 p.m. R. Parcher to Notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

 

6:57 p.m.

R5H Commission Memorandum No. 685-00

Ordinance - Conditional Use: Building Permit Timeframes and Procedures

An Ordinance Amending the Land Development Regulations of the Code of the City of Miami Beach, by Amending Chapter 118, Article IV, Entitled "Conditional Use Procedure" by Amending Section 118-193 to Clarify the Application Procedures and Timeframes for Obtaining a Building Permit for Conditional Use Approval; Providing for Inclusion in the City Code; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. First Reading

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Vice-Mayor Liebman; Ballot vote: 7-0. Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled on September 27, 2000 at 2:30 p.m. R. Parcher to Notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

 

R5I Commission Memorandum No. 686-00

Ordinance - Definition of Full Building Permit

An Ordinance Amending the Land Development Regulations of the Code of the City of Miami Beach, by Amending Chapter 114, Entitled "General Provisions" by Amending Section 114-1 to Expand the Definition of a Full Building Permit; Providing for Inclusion in the City Code; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. First Reading

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Ballot vote: 7-0. Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled on September 27, 2000 at 2:45 p.m. R. Parcher to Notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

11:20 a.m. (Lost power at 12:05. Item resumed at 1:38 p.m.)

R5J Commission Memorandum No. 687-00

An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 1901 Which Created the Retirement System for General

Employees by Amending Section 5.09, "Post Retirement Adjustments" Paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d), and Creating Paragraph (o) Thereof to Allow for Increasing the Annual Improvement Factor at a Compounded Rate of Two and One-Half Percent for Those Members Retired on or Before October 1, 2000, and for Increasing Benefits to Those Members Retired Ten Years or More by Five Percent; Providing for a Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. 11:00 a.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

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

(First Reading July 26, 2000)

ACTION: Public Hearing held. Larry Herrup, Chairman, Budget Advisory Committee, stated that the BAC position is that the cost-of-living with the compounding is an absolute, mandatory, forever change. The BAC recommended what the actuaries term a 13th pay. The City Commission on a yearly basis could approve the equivalent COLA increase or more based on the economy without it being a mandatory compounded increase.

Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman to grant the increase but not automatically grant the increase each year. [Recommended the BAC's 13th pay recommendation]. No second offered.

Ordinance Number 2000-3265 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Ballot vote: 6-1; Opposed: Vice-Mayor Liebman. Mary Greenwood to handle.

Handout:

1. Speakers List

 

3:11 p.m.

R5K Commission Memorandum No. 688-00

An Ordinance Amending Division 2, Entitled "Trees" of Article II, Entitled "Care and Maintenance of Trees and Plants", of Chapter 46 of the Miami Beach City Code, Entitled "Environment" by Providing for Definitions, Purpose, Scope and Applicability, and Application Procedures Regarding Tree Permits, Providing for Enforcement and Civil Remedies, Prohibiting Tree Abuse, and Declaring Lethal Yellowing Disease a Public Nuisance; Providing for Repealer; Inclusion in the City Code ; Severability; and an Effective Date. 2:15 p.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Nancy Liebman)

(Open and Continue to September 27, 2000)

ACTION: Open and Continued. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman to Open and Continue to September 27th at 3:15; seconded by Commissioner Bower; voice vote: 7-0. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Jorge Gomez to handle.

 

6:08 p.m.

R5L An Ordinance Amending Chapter 62 of the Miami Beach City Code Entitled "Human Relations,"

Amending Article II Thereof, Entitled "Discrimination," Amending Division 3 Thereof, Entitled "Regulations," by Amending Section 62-90 Thereof, to be Entitled "Use of Municipal Facilities," by Providing Provisions to Forbid Organizations which Discriminate on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Handicap, Marital Status, Familial Status, or Age from Using City Facilities at No Charge and Further Providing that All Organizations which Seek to Use City Facilities at No Charge Shall Provide Confirmation in Writing that Said Organization Does Not so Discriminate in its Membership; Providing for Codification; Providing for Repealer; Providing for Severability; and Providing for an Effective Date. First Reading

(Requested by Vice Mayor Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Discussion held. Mayor Kasdin stated that because local chapters of the Boy Scouts do not discriminate that language needs to be added to the ordinance which insures that the local chapters are not impacted but that the national chapter understands that discrimination of any kind is not acceptable.

Ordinance approved on first reading as amended with the language stated by Mayor Kasdin. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman; Ballot vote: 7-0. Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled on September 27, 2000 at 3:30 p.m. R. Parcher to notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Legal Department to handle.

Commission, Legal Department, and Administration to work with Mr. Jorge Mursuli, Save Dade, to refine the language of the ordinance for second reading.

Vice-Mayor Liebman expressed her support to human relations issues and stated that no City funding should be allocated to organizations that discriminate. Legal Department to research and prepare a legal opinion.

 

7:49 p.m.

R5M Commission Memorandum No. 689-00

An Ordinance Amending Miami Beach City Code Chapter 2 Entitled "Administration", Article VII Thereof Entitled "Standards of Conduct", Amending Code Section 2-450 Entitled "Disclosure of Interest in Business" by Establishing Specific Disclosure Requirements Therein With Regard to City Public Officers' and Employees' Interest in Business Entities Which are Doing Business with the City of Miami Beach, Establishing "Definitions", and "Penalties"; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Codification and an Effective Date. First Reading

(Requested by Commissioners David Dermer and Jose Smith)

ACTION: Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Dermer; Ballot vote: 7-0. Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled on September 27, 2000 at 3:45 p.m. R. Parcher to Notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Legal Department to handle.

 

R6 - Commission Committee Reports

8:17 a.m.

R6A Commission Memorandum No. 690-00

Report from the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee Meeting of July 31, 2000: 1) Discussion Regarding the Use of Funds Other than Water and Sewer Bonds for Water and Sewer System Improvements.

ACTION: Report accepted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 5-0; Absent: Vice-Mayor Liebman and Commissioner Garcia. Patricia Walker to [has] handled.

8:18 p.m.

R6B Commission Memorandum No. 691-00

Report from the Community Affairs Committee Meeting of July 28, 2000: 1) Discussion Regarding the Miami Beach Housing Authority; 2) Discussion Regarding Adopt-A-Shore Signage; 3) Discussion Regarding Renaming Streets and Public Facilities; 4) Request from North Beach Development Corporation to Honor Marvin Green; 5) Discussion Regarding Imposing Disclosure of Interests in Business Entities Doing Business with the City; 6) Creation of a >Thomas Edison' Award; and 7) the Bass Museum's Naming Opportunities.

ACTION: Report accepted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; Voice vote: 5-0; Absent: Vice-Mayor Liebman and Commissioner Garcia. Item # 2 (Adopt-A-Shore-Signage): Kevin Smith to handled.

 

R7 - Resolutions

4:40 p.m.

R7A Commission Memorandum No. 692-00

A Resolution Approving a Settlement Agreement Between the Ritz Plaza Hotel Corporation and the City of Miami Beach and Authorizing the Execution of Any Necessary Documents. 3:30 p.m., Public Hearing

(City Attorney's Office)

(Continued from July 26, 2000)

ACTION: Speakers sworn in. Mayor and Commissioners disclosed ex-parte communications. Public Hearing held. Resolution No. 2000-24073 adopted and Settlement Agreement Amended. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; Voice vote: 5-1; Opposed: Vice-Mayor Liebman; Abstained: Mayor Kasdin. Jorge Gomez to handle.

Settlement Agreements:

1. Six (6) Whereas: ADD: Whereas, August 8, 2000, Ritz Plaza received approval for modifications to the Joint Board Order and to the Historic Preservation Board Order; and

2. Agreement Section: # 3. The City hereby agrees to extend the approval, and all conditions therein, set forth in the Joint Board Order, as modified, through June 30, 2001

3. Agreement Section # 17. Change the ANotices to be sent via Certified Mail, Hand Delivery, or Federal Express as follows: from Lawrence Levy to Jorge M. Gonzalez

4. Agreement Section # 6 (last sentence) In the event of a third party appeal of any such of any such approval, the City and Ritz Plaza agree to actively defend against such appeal. Ritz Plaza shall indemnify and defend the City in any claim or action or appeal by a third party arising out of the approval of this settlement agreement by the City in any court or administrative body. Said Indemnity shall include but not be limited to attorney fees, litigation costs, and any award of damages.

Vice-Mayor Liebman requested the rendering (Shadow Study presented by Alex Tachmes) to be part of the record.

Handouts:

1. Mayor Neisen Kasdin completed form 8B. Memorandum of voting conflict filed with meeting.

2. Shadow Study submitted by Alex Tachmes.

3. Speakers List

 

10:54 a.m.

R7B Commission Memorandum No. 693-00

A Resolution Changing the City Commission Meeting Dates for the Months of October, November, and December 2000. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency

(City Clerk's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24074 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0. R. Parcher to handle.

 

7:56 p.m.

R7C Commission Memorandum No. 694-00

Resolution Retroactively Authorizing the City Manager, or His Designee, to Submit an Application to the Florida Department of State Cultural Facilities Program, for a Grant in the Amount of $500,000, with a Local Match of $1,000,000, for the Renovation of the Miami Beach Botanical Garden; and to Appropriate the Funds, If Awarded.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24075 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman; Voice vote: 6-0; Absent Commissioner Garcia. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

 

10:59 a.m.

R7D Commission Memorandum No. 695-00

A Resolution Approving by 5/7th Vote, a Waiver of Competitive Bidding, Finding Such Waiver in the Best Interest of the City, and Herein Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Management Agreement with the Chuck Hart Management Group, Inc., Substantially in the Form Attached, to Provide Professional Services for the Management of the City's Golf Courses; Said Agreement to Commence on October 1, 2000, and Conclude on September 30, 2001, Including a Cancellation Clause to be Exercised at the Sole Discretion of the City, for Convenience and Without Cause, Upon Sixty (60) Days Prior Written Notice to the Hart Management Group, Inc.

(Parks and Recreation)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24076 adopted and the Management Agreement Amended. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Ballot vote: 5-2; Opposed: Commissioners Cruz and Garcia. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

Amendment to the Management Agreement: After Bayshore Golf Course closes, if there is a 20% increase or more in the number of rounds of golf, Chuck Hart Management Group (CHMG) will pay the City $9,000 a month rather than the $6,000. CHMG has agreed to beautify the area in front of Normandy Golf Course with flowers beds.

Commissioner Cruz stated that once the RFP is awarded to an operator, the new operator should take control of Normandy. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli stated that the City should keep its options open. If the Administration wants to terminate the contract with CHMG it can do so with a 60 day notice without cause.

 

2:02 p.m.

R7E Commission Memorandum No. 696-00

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Service Agreement with BFI Waste Systems of North America, Inc. for a Term of Two Years, Commencing on October 18, 2000; and Ending on October 31, 2002, for Collection and Disposal of Residential Solid Waste, Yard Trash, Bulk Wastes, and Operation of the City's Solid Waste Management Facility, Pursuant to Request for Proposals No. 101-99/00.

(Sanitation Department)

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 2000-24077 adopted and the agreement amended. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Vice Mayor Liebman; Voice vote: 7-0. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

Matthew Schwartz gave a verbal overview of the amendments to the Agreement. The amendments are listed in Supplemental Material II.

Additional Amendments:

Commissioner Bower stated that no mulching is to be done unless the City Commission approves.

Vice-Mayor Liebman stated to give the City the option on the improvement plan for the stash site until the City has fully investigated other possible locations.

Administration to actively look for an alternative stash site including areas off Miami Beach. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

 

3:12 p.m.

R7F Commission Memorandum No. 697-00

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Professional Services Agreement with the Miami Beach Transportation Management Association (MBTMA), in the Amount of $50,000, to Provide Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Services to Miami Beach; and Further Authorizing a Lump-Sum Transfer of the Above Mentioned Funds to MBTMA, Utilizing Funds Provided for the Purpose in the Parking Enterprise Reserve Fund Budget.

(Transportation and Concurrency)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24078 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman; Voice vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Garcia. Joseph Johnson to handle.

 

3:13 p.m.

R7G Commission Memorandum No. 698-00

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Supplemental Joint Participation Agreement (JPA) No. 4, Between the State of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the City for the Electrowave Project; Such Supplemental JPA is Being Required by FDOT in Order to Increase the State's Share of the Overall Project Funding by $139,993; Such Additional State Contribution Being Included in the Proposed Fiscal Year 2000-01 Electrowave Operating Budget.

(Transportation and Concurrency)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24079 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0. Joseph Johnson to handle.

 

7:57 p.m.

R7H A Resolution Vesting in the City Manager of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, or the City Manager's Designee, the Authority to Settle all Claims Either to be Paid by the City or Received by the City for Amounts up to and Including $100,000 and Further Directing that for the Settlement of all Claims where the City of Miami Beach will Either Pay or Receive Amounts in Excess of $100,000, Such Settlements Shall Require City Commission Approval.

(Requested by Commissioner Jose Smith)

ACTION: Deferred by Commissioner Smith to a future commission meeting.

 

R9 - New Business and Commission Requests

7:58 p.m.

R9A Commission Memorandum No. 699-00

Board and Committee Appointments for the Meeting of September 13, 2000.

(City Clerk)

ACTION: The following appointments were made:

Committee For Quality Education in Miami Beach

Marie Towers term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Smith

Transportation and Parking Committee

Stephen Nostrand term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Mayor Kasdin

Convention Center Capital Projects Oversight Committee

Alberto Muhltar term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Smith

Fine Arts Board

Laura Bruney term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Smith

Youth Center Advisory Board

Jane Gilbert-Berstein term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Smith

Design Review Board

Motion Made by Commissioner Cruz to appoint Gregg Neville (registered Architect); Seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman; Voice Vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Garcia. Term expires 12/31/2000.

 

7:52 a.m.

1. G.O. Bond Committee Appointment.

(Requested by Commissioner David Dermer)

ACTION: Judy Gelber and Roberto Sanchez nominated. Ballot vote: Roberto Sanchez 5 votes, Judy Gelber 2 votes. Term expires 12/31/2000 appointed by the City Commission.

Handout:

1. Ballots

 

2:17 p.m.

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

ACTION:

1. Torquill Smith requested a follow-up meeting of the Homeless Assistance Pilot Program. Mayor Neisen Kasdin accepted to have this meeting scheduled.

2. Frank Del Vecchio reinforced Mr. Smith's request regarding the Homeless Assistance Program, which had been successful. The next step to follow with Christina Cuervo is Phase II of the program.

3. Howard Kaufman expressed his gratitude to the City of Miami Beach for the program instituted by the City that allowed children to receive scholarships through the Recreation Department. Commissioner Bower asked if the program was still active and Mr. Kaufman's answer was no.

4. Minnette Benson thanked Commissioner Dermer in regards to the Traffic Calming Concurrency Plan. As a representative for the condominiums at 5660 Collins Avenue, she spoke against diverting traffic at this location.

5. Franklin Zavala-Velez, representing the deaf and hearing-impaired, spoke about the number of TTY distribution in the City. He referred to Mayor Kasdin and thanked him for the letter of support granting $100,000 for staffing. Mr. Zavala-Velez requested support from the Commissioners for a presentation that Miami-Dade County Commissioner Bruno Barreiro will present.

6. Joe Fontana spoke about the traffic on Alton Road and expressed his views of opposition to diverting the traffic. Mr. Fontana requested that because of safety issues, the City officials meet with the residents in the area to come up with solutions.

7. Elizabeth Donnelly spoke about increasing the salaries of sanitation workers and receiving citations from the City especially after a hurricane. She asked the City Manager about his salary and benefit packages and stated that the City should cut back and stop "gouging" the homeowners. She mentioned the issue of the lack of a gate on her driveway and Mayor Kasdin reiterated the procedure; She needs to apply for a revocable permit.

8. Bea Kalstein complimented Ms. Donnelly and stated she made an important point. She also welcomed the City Manager and wished him well.

Commissioner Luis Garcia stated that the Children & Family Services is relocating from 6th and Alton Road to the Allapattah area which will will impact the residents of South Beach. Administration to investigate an alternative site of approximately 5,000 sq ft. Christina Cuervo to handle.

Vice-Mayor Nancy Liebman stated that there is need to look at other incentives just like the City has done with the movie theater, Publix property, etc . ( See item R9E)

Handout:

1. Speakers List

 

7:03 p.m.

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

ACTION:

1) Henry Kay talked about fire sprinklers in condos and stated that he has received correspondence from the Division of State Fire Marshal that there is a 12 year period after the adoption of the Florida Fire Prevention Code for the condo owners to accumulate the necessary funds in order to do the repairs.

Handout:

1.) Fax letter from Alfredo Suarez, Fire Marshal, Miami-Dade County Fire Department to Henry Kay, dated August 7, 2000, RE: fire sprinklers.

 

6:39 p.m.

R9C Discussion Regarding Fence for Flagler Monument on Monument Island.

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Discussion held. Vice-Mayor Liebman suggested the investment of a durable stainless steel fence to protect the monument while it is under restoration.

Motion made by Commissioner Bower directing the Administration to take the appropriate measures to secure the monument; appropriate the money, and stated that no maintenance should be done until the security is in place; seconded by Commissioner Dermer; Voice vote: 7-0. Brad Judd to handle.

Handout:

1. Pictures

 

10:06 a.m.

R9D Discussion Regarding Convention Center Fee Waiver Policy.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Discussion held.

Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman to amend the policy to give a full fee waiver to Not-for-Profit organizations who do not charge an entry fee and limit to six (6) per year; seconded by Commissioner Bower; No vote taken.

Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman to amend the policy to give the Convention Center Advisory Board authorization to grant a full fee waiver to Not-for-Profit organizations who do not charge an entry fee and limit to six (6) per year; seconded by Commissioner Bower; No vote taken.

Motion made by Commissioner Dermer to refer to the Administration to develop a series of options to deal with full fee waivers and to report back to the Commission in 30 days or so. The Administration should compare policies with other cities; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Voice vote: 7-0. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

Motion made by Commissioner Dermer to waive the fee for the Aids Memorial Quilt function; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; voice vote: 7-0. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

Motion made by Commissioner Dermer to waive the fee for the Children Cancer Society function; seconded by Commissioner Bower; voice vote: 7-0. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

Handout:

1) Letter from E. Clay Shaw, Jr., Member of Congress, to Mayor Kasdin and Members of the City Commission, dated September 13, 2000, RE: Aids Memorial Quilt.

 

8:00 p.m.

R9E Discussion Regarding South Pointe Advisory Board Resolution.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Discussion held. Mayor Neisen Kasdin stated that a supermarket and other business are important to any viable community. The Mayor stated that the City should offer incentives to bring in those business need for a viable community. The Commission agreed.

Commissioner Bower expressed that the City should spend time on this.

Commissioner Cruz stated that the City should explore offering certain zoning variances to add additional floors to buildings rather than looking for expensive lots.

Commissioner Dermer stated that the Administration needs to check with other cities and see how they have handled incentives.

Commissioner Smith stated that enterprise zones, empowerment zones, tax rebates, no impact fees and other benefits should be investigated.

Motion made by Commissioner Bower to have the Administration explore different incentives to encourage a supermarket to move to the South Beach area along with other retail shops and services which are needed to support a viable neighborhood; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman; Voice vote: 7-0. Christina Cuervo to handle.

Mayor Kasdin asked Commissioner Bower to take the lead in getting a supermarket to locate in the South Beach area.

 

12:31 - Meeting not audio recorded because of loss of power to City Hall.- See Minutes of the Meeting.

R9F The Committee of the Whole will Meet During Lunch Break in the Mayor and Commission Office Conference Room Regarding the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2000/01 for the Office of the Mayor and Commission.

ACTION: The meeting was called to order by Mayor Kasdin at 12:31 p.m. All City Commissioners were present. Discussion was held.

Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman to eliminate the Secretary I, vacant position before the next budget hearing. Commissioners, on a volunteer basis, can determine if staff can be shared; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0. Patricia Walker and Commissioners to handle.

Motion made by Commissioner Garcia eliminating the need for additional work space area in or around the current office of the Mayor and Commission.; Seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0.

Handouts:

1) Memorandum from Mayor Kasdin to City Commission, dated August 29, 2000, RE: Alternatives for Reducing Expenses.

2) Functional Organization chart and budget.

2) Minutes of the meeting of the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee of the Whole adjourned at 1:05 p.m.

 

Reports and Informational Items

 

A Commission Memorandum No. 700-00

City Attorney's Status Report.

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

B Commission Memorandum No. 701-00

Public Hearings Before the Planning Board for the Month of September: 1) Rezoning - Monad Terrace - From RM-2 to RM-3; 2) Conditional Use - School - 935 Euclid Avenue; 3) Lot Split - 5045 Lake View Drive.

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

C Commission Memorandum No. 702-00

Report on the Special City Commission Meeting Held on August 31, 2000 Re: Jewish Community Center Lease Ballot Question.

(City Clerk's Office)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

End of Regular Agenda


Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency
Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive
September 13, 2000 - 10:00 a.m.

AGENDA

1. ROLL CALL

2. OLD BUSINESS

A Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-56

Anchor Shops and Parking - Monthly Report on Parking Operations, Month of June, 2000.

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

B Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-55

Report of the Itemized Revenues and Expenditures of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency for the Months of June and July, 2000.

(Submitted Under Separate Cover)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

3. NEW BUSINESS

A Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-57

A Resolution of the Chairman and Members of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency (RDA), Extending the Parking Rate Structure for the Parking Component of the Anchor Shops and Parking at South Beach, Originally Implemented as Part of the Summer Rate Pilot Program, Adopted by the RDA Board on May 10, 2000, in Accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the Garage Facility Management Agreement, Dated July 15, 1998, Between the RDA and Quik Park of Florida, Inc.

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 364-2000 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; Voice vote: 7-0; Christina Cuervo to handle.

B Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-58

A Resolution of the Chairman and Members of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency Authorizing Signatories to Execute Vouchers Drawing Funds in the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency Bank Accounts at Nations Bank.

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 365-2000 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 7-0; Christina Cuervo handle.

C Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-59

A Resolution Changing the Redevelopment Agency Meeting Dates for the Months of October, November, and December 2000. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency

ACTION: Resolution No. 366-2000 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0. R. Parcher to handle.

D Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-60

A Resolution of the Chairman and Members of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency Authorizing the Chairman and Secretary to Execute Lease Agreement with Adolfo Dominguez USA, Inc. D/B/A Adolfo Dominguez, for Suites # F, G, H & I, in the Anchor Shops at South Beach.

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 367-2000 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0; Christina Cuervo to handle.

At the request of Vice-Mayor Liebman, Christina Cuervo gave a status report of the Fuddruckers' project. Fuddruckers' is finalizing negotiations with their contractor and a final building permit is needed.

End of Agenda

Meeting Adjourned at 8:19 p.m.