City of Miami Beach - City Commission Meeting
Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive
September 27, 2000

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AFTERACTION:

CONSENT AGENDA

PA1 Proclamation/Principals, for Student Achievements at FCAT Test. (Kasdin) 1

PA2 Cert. of Apprec/Dr. Grace Nebb, Former Principal of Feinberg Fisher. (Kasdin)

PA3 Cert. of Apprec/Hotels, for Contribution to the Betterment of this City. (Kasdin)

PA4 Cert. of Apprec/A. Marrero & M. Fernandez, Principal/Asst. Principal of the Year. 3

PA5 New Item: Proclamation/September 2000 National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

C2A BA 72-99/00, Purchase of One (1) Forklift Truck, $19,599. 5

C4A Ref: Land Use Comm., Private Developers Contrib. to Art in Pub. Places Fund. (Liebman) 7

C4B Ref: Planning & Hist. Preserv. Brds, Hist. Preserv. Ordinance Amendments. (Liebman) 11

C7A Submit (IMLS) Grant, Treatment of the Painting Venus and Adonis. 15

C7B Issue RFP 137-99/00, Resource Library for IT/Telecommunications Services. 19

C7C Submit Grant Appl., Renovate Tennis Courts at Flamingo Park. 69

C7D Execute Contract for Overtime Costs for Police Officers, Unlawful Sales of Tobacco. 73

C7E Adopt the Police Confiscation Trust Fund Budget for FY 2000/01. 95

C7F Issue RFP, Placement of Bus Shelter Structures on Public Right-of-Way. 103

C7G Appropriate Funds, Repair 24 Decorative Bird Facade Sculptures. 143

C7H Approp. G.O. Bond Fund, Traffic Impact Study for Normandy/Sud Area. 153

C7I Support FDOT Safety Project, Modifications of 41st Street/Indian Creek Drive. 171

C7J Submit Grant Appl. to MPO, Improvements to 16th Street Corridor. 175

C7K Amend Agmt w/ Bermello, Ajamil & Partners, N. Shore Park & Youth Center Projects. 183

C7L Set Public Hearing, Lease Agmt w/ MDPC, Lease Parking Spaces. A

REGULAR AGENDA

R2A BA 118-99/00, 13th Street Parking Garage Renovation, $749,027. 189

R5A Amend City Code, Recording of Orders Issued by the Nuisance Abatement Board. 193

R5B 10:45 a.m., 2nd Rdg, Repeal/Replace Ordinance, Naming of Public Facilities & Streets. 205

R5C 11:30 a.m., 1st Rdg, Increase the Stormwater Utility Service Charge. 217

R5D 11:00 a.m., 2nd Rdg, Establish Parking Programs & Regulations, Rates, Fees & Fines. 225

R5E 2:00 p.m., 2nd Rdg, Comprehensive Revisions to Design Review Board Procedures. 5/7 241

R5F 2:15 p.m., 2nd Rdg, Board of Adjustment Timeframes and Procedures. 5/7 261

R5G 2:30 p.m., 2nd Rdg, Conditional Use: Building Permit Timeframes and Procedures. 5/7 269

R5H 2:45 p.m., 2nd Rdg, Definition of Full Building Permit. 5/7 277

R5I Amend City Code, Raise Fee Schedule for Collection/Disposal of Garbage. 283

R5J 3:15 p.m., 2nd Rdg, Procedures re: Tree Permits and Plants. (Liebman) 291

R5K 3:30 p.m., 2nd Rdg, Amend Ch. 62, Human Relations/Discrimination. (Liebman) 301

R5L 3:45 p.m., 2nd Rdg, Amend City Code, Disclos. of Interest in Business.(Dermer/Smith) 305

R5M 10:30 a.m., 2nd Rdg, Open/Cont., Require Locking Devices for Firearms. (Kasdin) 311

R5N 4:15 p.m., 1st Rdg, Amend Ch.70, Prohibit Graffiti on Pub./Priv. Property.(Liebman) 321

R6A Report: Land Use & Development Comm. Meeting of September 18, 2000. 345

R6B Verbal Report: Neighborhoods Committee Meeting of September 22, 2000. 349

R6C Verbal Report: Joint Mtg of Fin. & Citywide Proj. & Land Use Comm. of Sept. 21,2000. 351

R6D Verbal Report: Special Mtg of Land Use & Development Comm. of Sept. 25, 2000. 353

R7A Approve Cultural Arts Council's FY 2000/01 Budget. 355

R7B1 5:01 p.m., 2nd Rdg, Adopt the Ad Valorem Millage Rate & Budget for FY 2000/01. 365

R7B2 5:01 p.m., 2nd Rdg, Adopt Budgets, General/Enterprise & Internal Serv. Funds. 369

R7C1 5:02 p.m., 2nd Rdg, Adopt Millage Rate, Normandy Shores Local Govt. FY 2000/01. 381

R7C2 5:02 p.m., 2nd Rdg, Adopt Operating Budget, Normandy Shore Local Govt.. 385

R7D Establish Annual Lease Charge per Parking Space, Senior Citizens Housing. 389

R7E Grant Cert. of Approp., Demolish Restroom at Eastern Terminus of 17th Street. 395

R7F 10:30 a.m., Consider Swedroe's Revoc. Permit, Retain Fence, Driveway & Landscaping. 405

R7G D-Provide City Contracts be Presented 180 Days Prior to Renewal/Ext. (Bower) 415

R7H Endorse Renovation/Enhancement, Miami Beach Sr. High School. (Bower) 417

R7I Establish Committee, Negotiate to Purchase Byron Carlyle. (Smith) A

R9A Board and Committee Appointments. 421

R9B 11:15 a.m., Disc. Convention Center Advisory Board. (Liebman) 469

R9C 3:00 p.m., Disc. Traffic Concerns at Ocean Drive and 5th Street. (Liebman) 471

R9D 9:55 a.m., Disc. Request for HUD Sec. 108 Loan, N. Beach Streetscape Proj. (Smith) 473

R9D1 9:55 a.m., Section 108 Loan. 475

R9E Disc. City's Management Fellow Program. (Garcia) 495

R9F D- Disc. Greater Miami Convention and Visitor's Bureau. (Liebman) 509

R9G Disc. Status of City's Efforts Addressing Problems in Sunset Island I and II. (Garcia) 511

R9H Disc. Establish Procedures, Advertise w/ Spanish-Language Newspapers. (Bower) 517

R9I Disc. Authorize Admin. to Explore Purchasing Byron Carlyle. (Liebman) A

REPORTS AND INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

A Status Report on the Collins Park Cultural Campus. 519

B Parking Status Report for June 2000. 531

C Parking Status Report for July 2000. 547

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ITEMS - 10:00 A.M.

3A Adopt Oper. Budget for S. Pointe & City Ctr. Redevelopment Areas for FY 2000/01 1

3B Approp. Tax Increment Funds, S. Pointe Streetscape Improv.- Phase I Project. 9

3C Execute First Amendment, Lease Agmt w/ Fuddruckers Grill & Bar. 17

3D Adopt Oper. Budget FY 2000/01, Parking Agmt w/ Quik Park for Anchor Shops /S. Bch. 29

 

Call to Order - 9:32 a.m.

Inspirational Message and Pledge of Allegiance

Requests for Additions, Withdrawals, and Deferrals

PA - Presentations and Awards

9:34 am/59t1

PA1 Proclamation to be Presented to Principals of Miami Beach Elementary Schools for Academic Participation, Student Achievement and Excellence in the Performance of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Proclamations presented.

 

9:53 am/589t1

PA2 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Dr. Grace Nebb, Former Principal of Feinberg Fisher Elementary.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Certificate presented.

 

10:02 am/839t1

PA3 Certificates of Appreciation to be Presented to the Wyndham Hotel, Ambassador Liberty Condominium, Van Dyke and Claridge Hotel in Recognition by the Beautification Committee of their efforts in Contributing Significantly to the Betterment of this City and its Citizens.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Certificates presented.

9:57 am / 720t1

PA4 Certificate of Achievement to be Presented to Aida Marrero and Maria Fernandez in Recognition of their Nomination as Principal of the Year and Assistant Principal of the Year.

(Requested by Commissioner Matti Herrera Bower)

ACTION: Certificates presented.

 

10:10 am/

PA5 Proclamation/September 2000 National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month to be presented to Elyn Bushman and Arnold Altman.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Proclamations presented.

 

NEW ITEM:

Commissioner Bower reported on the award she received on behalf of the City from the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). ICLEI's Cities for Climate ProtectionJ Campaign assists local governments and their communities to achieve sustainable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. This award recognizes cities and counties that have made tangible progress towards climate protection.

 

ADDENDUM:

Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman to add C7L, R7I and R9I as emergency items by 5/7th vote; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 7-0.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

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

 

C2 - Competitive Bid Reports

C2A Commission Memorandum No. 708-00

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to National Lift Truck Service in the Total Amount of $19,599, Pursuant to Bid No. 72-99/00, for the Purchase of One (1) Forklift Truck.

(Property Management)

ACTION: Award authorized. Brad Judd to handle.

 

C4 - Commission Committee Assignments

C4A Referral to the Land Use Committee - Request to Add a Requirement that Private Developers Contribute a Percentage of their Construction Budget to the Art in Public Places Fund when Land Donated from the City is Used.

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Nancy Liebman)

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

 

C4B Referral to the Planning and Historic Preservation Boards - Historic Preservation Ordinance Amendments. (Requested by Vice-Mayor Nancy Liebman)

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

 

C7 - Resolutions

C7A Commission Memorandum No. 709-00

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration and/or the Director of the Bass Museum of Art to Submit an Application to Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Conservation Project Support Grant Program Requesting $9,800, which Requires a Cash Match by the City of $4,310 (From the 2001 General Fund of the Bass Museum) and an In-Kind Match of $12,270, which Consists of Salaries and Benefits, to Fund the Conservator Examination and Treatment of the Painting Venus and Adonis by Ferdinand Bol in the Bass Museum Permanent Collection; and Appropriating Said Grant Funds, if Awarded. (Bass Museum)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24085 adopted. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

 

C7B Commission Memorandum No. 710-00

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 137-99/00, for the Establishment of a Resource Library for Information Technology/Telecommunications Services.

(Information Technology)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24086 adopted. Gus Lopez to issue RFP.

 

C7C Commission Memorandum No. 711-00

A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager or His Designee to Submit an Application for Grant Funds from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks, for the Purpose of Renovating the Tennis Courts at Flamingo Park, in the Amount of $100,000, to be Matched with $100,000 of City Funding, as Recommended in the Approved $92 Million General Obligation Bond Program, Fund 374; Further Appropriating the Grant, If Approved and Accepted by the City, in the Work Order for the Flamingo Park General Obligation Bond Program Renovation Project; and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute All Necessary Documents Related to this Applications.

(Parks and Recreation)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24087 adopted. Kevin Smith to handle.

C7D Commission Memorandum No. 712-00

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Contract with the State of Florida, Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, for the Division's Payment to the Police Department of $29,983.44, for Overtime Costs and Other Expenses, for Police Officers of the Miami Beach Police Department to Conduct Investigations into the Unlawful Sale to, or Possession of, Tobacco Products by Persons Under the Age of 18, Under the School Proximity Tobacco Enforcement (SPTE) and the Agents Combating Tobacco Sales (ACTS) Programs.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24088 adopted. Chief Barreto to handle.

 

C7E Commission Memorandum No. 713-00

A Resolution Adopting and Appropriating Funds for the Police Confiscation Trust Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2000/01 in the Amount of $330,085, Said Budget to be Funded from the Proceeds of State Confiscated Funds.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24089 adopted. Patricia Walker and Chief Barreto to handle.

 

10:35 am / 1839t1

C7F Commission Memorandum No. 714-00

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Placement of Bus Shelters Structures and Other Street Furniture on the Public Right-of-Way.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Item separated for discussion by Commissioner Garcia. Resolution No. 2000-24090 adopted.

Commissioner Garcia asked if the shelters would be ADA compliant. Jorge Chartrand, Public Works, stated the bus shelters will be ADA compliant. Gus Lopez to add language in the RFP requiring the bus shelters to be ADA compliant. Gus Lopez to handle.

 

C7G Commission Memorandum No. 715-00

A Resolution Approving a Purchase Order with Florida Lemark, Corp., in the Amount of $8,400, and Appropriating Additional Funding in the Amount $10,000, which Includes a $1,600 Contingency Amount, from Unexpended Balance in Gulf Breeze Loan Pool, to Pay for the Repair and Restoration of Twenty Four (24) Decorative Bird Facade Sculptures for the Expansion and Renovation of the Bass Museum of Art.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24091 adopted. Patricia Walker to appropriate funds. Gus Lopez to issue Purchase Order. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

 

C7H Commission Memorandum No. 716-00

A Resolution Appropriating $4,790 from the $92 Million General Obligation Bonds, Series 2000, Fund No. 373 (Normandy Isle/Sud Neighborhood Improvements), as Recommended by the G.O. Bond Oversight Committee, at its Meeting of July 31, 2000; and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Agreement with Civil Works, Inc. (CWI), in an Amount Not to Exceed $4,790, for the Performance of a Traffic Impact Study for the Sud Area of Normandy Isle, Pursuant to a Neighborhood-Proposed Street Closure/Guard Gate Installation Project.

(Transportation and Concurrency)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24092 adopted. Patricia Walker to appropriate the money. Joseph Johnson to handle.

 

C7I Commission Memorandum No. 717-00

A Resolution Endorsing and Supporting a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Safety Project Proposed for the Middle Beach Transportation Concurrency Management Area (TCMA); Such Project Involving Modifications of the 41st Street/Indian Creek Drive Intersection, which are Consistent with the City's Municipal Mobility Plan; and Urging FDOT to Implement the Project in Fiscal Year 2000-01.

(Transportation and Concurrency)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24093 adopted. Joseph Johnson to handle.

 

10:38 am / 1941t1

C7J Commission Memorandum No. 718-00

A Resolution Authorizing the Submission of Three Ranked and Prioritized Grant Applications to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Under the County Incentive Grant Program (CIGP), for Municipal Mobility Plan-Recommended Projects; such Projects Being for Improvements to the 16th Street Corridor, to Several Intersections with Alton Road, and to the West Avenue Corridor; if any of these Projects is Awarded, the CIGP Grant would Cover 35% of the Project Cost if on a City Street, and 50% on a State Road; the Required City Match Would be Funded by a Combination of Concurrency Mitigation, Road Impact Fee, and General Obligation Bond Funds Dedicated to Neighborhood Improvement Projects; the Grant Application Deadline Being September 29, 2000.

(Transportation and Concurrency)

ACTION: Item separated for discussion by Vice-Mayor Liebman. Resolution No. 2000-24094 adopted. Joseph Johnson to handle.

Vice-Mayor Liebman clarified that 16th Street is not a major roadway. Jorge M. Gonzalez, City Manager, briefly explained the grant program and stated that the grant will allow the City to receive 50% of the cost of the project if it is a state road and 35% of the cost of the project if it is a local road. Vice-Mayor Liebman stated that she supports the grant but does not support 16th Street as a major roadway.

Joseph Johnson gave an overview of the project.

 

C7K Commission Memorandum No. 750-00

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute an Amendment to the Current Professional Services Agreement with the Firm of Bermello, Ajamil and Partners, Inc., in the Amount of $37,000 for the Provision of Additional Architectural, Engineering and Landscape Architectural Services to Complete the Design, Construction Documentation, Construction Administration and to Develop Specifications for the North Shore Park and Youth Center Project; and Authorizing the Allocation of Funds in the Total Amount of $37,000 Comprised of the Following Previously Appropriated Funds $7,000 from the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) Grant; and $30,000 from the $15 Million General Obligation Park Bond for the Improvements of the North Shore Park and Youth Center, Fund No. 370-2158-069358.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24095 adopted. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

 

ADDENDUM ITEM

C7L Commission Memorandum No. 751-00

A Resolution Setting a Public Hearing on October 18, 2000, to Consider a Lease Agreement with Miami-Dade County Public Schools for the Lease of 75 Parking Spaces Adjacent to North Beach Elementary, Located at 4100 Prairie Avenue, Including the Proposed Waiver of the Competitive Bidding and Appraisal Requirements, as Set Forth in Section 82-39 of the Miami Beach City Code.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24096 adopted. Public Hearing scheduled for October 18, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. R. Parcher to notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

Clerks Note: 15 day notice required.

 

End of Consent Agenda

 

REGULAR AGENDA

 

R2 - Competitive Bid Reports

R2A Commission Memorandum No. 748-00

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to Regosa Engineering Inc., in the Total Amount of $749,027, Pursuant to Bid No 118-99/00, for the 13th Street Parking Garage Renovation.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

 

R5 - Ordinances

4:50 pm / 2560t2

R5A Commission Memorandum No. 719-00

An Ordinance Amending Article IV Entitled "Criminal Nuisances" of Miami Beach City Code Chapter 70, Entitled AMiscellaneous Offenses Correcting Scrivener's Error; Amending Penalties on Places or Premises Declared Public Nuisances; Providing for the Recording of Orders Issued by the Nuisance Abatement Board; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Codification, and an Effective Date. First Reading

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Ordinance approved as amended on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Bower to keep the board's membership at 5 and the quorum at 3; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Ballot vote: 7-0. Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled on October 18, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. R. Parcher to Notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

 

4:14 pm / 1353t2

R5B Commission Memorandum No. 720-00

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. 10:45 a.m., Second Reading, Public Hearing

(City Manager's Office)

(First Reading September 13, 2000)

ACTION: Public Hearing held. Ordinance Number 2000-3266 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Bower. Voice vote: 6-0. Absent: Commissioner Dermer. R. Parcher to forward to Municipal Code. Judy Hoanshelt to handle.

 

1:02 pm \ 7420t1

R5C Commission Memorandum No. 721-00

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 110 of the City of Miami Beach City Code Entitled "Utilities," Amending Article III, Entitled "Stormwater Utility," to Increase the Stormwater Utility Service Charge Imposed by the City; Providing for Codification, Repealer, Severability, and an Effective Date. First Reading

(Finance Department)

ACTION: Discussion and presentation held. Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Ballot vote: 6-0: Absent: Mayor Kasdin. Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled on October 18, 2000 at 10:45 a.m. R. Parcher to Notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Patricia Walker to handle.

HANDOUT:

1) Powerpoint Presentation: Stormwater Drainage System and Proposed Improvements.

 

4:16 pm / 1407t2

R5D Commission Memorandum No. 722-00

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 106 of the Miami Beach City Code Entitled "Traffic and Vehicles" by Amending Article II Thereof Entitled "Metered Parking" by Amending Division I Entitled "Generally", by Amending Section 106-55 to Provide for Parking Programs and Regulations, Rates, Fees, and Fines, and 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. 11:00 a.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

(Parking Department)

(First Reading September 13, 2000)

ACTION: Public Hearing held. Ordinance Number 2000-3267 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia to increase the rate in the garages, but to leave the current meter rates; second not recognized.

Vice-Mayor Liebman and Commissioner Bower both expressed the meters should be more expensive than the garage lots.

Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower to adopt the Ordinance; Ballot vote: 5-2; Opposed: Commissioners Dermer and Garcia. R. Parcher to forward to Municipal Code. Jackie Gonzalez to handle.

HANDOUT:

1. Speakers List

2. Document submitted by David Kelsey titled: Washington Avenue Task Force Parking Subcommittee and Recommendations

 

7:13 pm / 8530t2

R5E Commission Memorandum No. 723-00

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. 2:00 p.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

(Planning Department)

(First Reading September 13, 2000)

ACTION: Public Hearing held. Ordinance Number 2000-3268 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Ballot vote: 5-0; Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioner Cruz. R. Parcher to forward to Municipal Code. Jorge Gomez to handle.

 

7:15 pm

R5F Commission Memorandum No. 724-00

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. 2:15 p.m., Second Reading, Public Hearing

(Planning Department)

(First Reading September 13, 2000)

ACTION: Public Hearing held. Ordinance Number 2000-3269 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Ballot vote: 5-0. Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioner Cruz. R. Parcher to forward to Municipal Code. Jorge Gomez to handle.

 

7:20 pm

R5G Commission Memorandum No. 725-00

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. 2:30 p.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

(Planning Department)

(First Reading September 13, 2000)

ACTION: Public Hearing held. Ordinance Number 2000-3270 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Ballot vote: 5-0. Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioner Cruz. R. Parcher to forward to Municipal Code. Jorge Gomez to handle.

 

7:21 pm

R5H Commission Memorandum No. 726-00

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. 2:45 p.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

(Planning Department)

(First Reading September 13, 2000)

ACTION: Public Hearing held. Ordinance Number 2000-3271 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Ballot vote: 5-0. Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioner Cruz. R. Parcher to forward to Municipal Code. Jorge Gomez to handle.

 

7:25 pm

R5I Commission Memorandum No. 727-00

An Ordinance Amending Miami Beach City Code, Chapter 90, Entitled "Solid Waste", by Amending Section 90-137(a), Entitled "Appendix A-Fee Schedule", by Raising the Fee Schedule for City Collection and Disposal of Garbage and Trash at a Rate Concomitant with the Rate Increase Assumed by the City Upon the Execution of the Service Agreement for the Aforementioned Services Pursuant to Request for Proposal No. 101-99/00; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Codification, and an Effective Date. First Reading

(Sanitation Department)

ACTION: Motion made by Commissioner Dermer to defer; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Voice vote: 5-0; Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioner Cruz. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

 

4:57 pm / 2704t2

R5J Commission Memorandum No. 728-00

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. 3:15 p.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Nancy Liebman)

(Continued from September 13, 2000)

ACTION: Public Hearing Open and Continued. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman to Open and Continue to October 18, 2000 at 2:30 pm; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the agenda. Jorge Gomez to handle.

 

4:56 pm / 2722t2

R5K Commission Memorandum No. 729-00

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. 3:30 p.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

(Requested by Vice Mayor Nancy Liebman)

(First Reading September 13, 2000)

ACTION: Public Hearing Open and Continued. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman to Open and Continue to October 18, 2000 at 2:45 pm and to refer to the Community Relations Board; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the agenda. Michael Vita to place on the Community Relations Board agenda.

 

7:29 pm

R5L Commission Memorandum No. 730-00

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. 3:45 p.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

(Requested by Commissioners David Dermer and Jose Smith)

(First Reading September 13, 2000)

ACTION: Public Hearing held. Ordinance Number 2000-3272 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Dermer; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 5-0; Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioner Cruz. R. Parcher to forward to Municipal Code and to handle.

 

11:44 am / 4107t1

R5M An Ordinance Amending Section 70-7 of the Miami Beach City Code 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 for Civil Penalties; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Codification, and an Effective Date. 10:30 a.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin) (First Reading July 26, 2000)

(Open and Continue)

ACTION: Public Hearing Open and Continued. Motion made by Commissioner Dermer to Open and Continue to November 29, 2000 at 10:30 am; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Voice vote: 7-0. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the agenda.

Commissioner Dermer asked if the City is considering pursuing a locking device give-away program. Chief Barreto to handle.

 

7:04 pm / 8071t2

R5N Commission Memorandum No. 731-00

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 70 of the Miami Beach City Code by Renaming Article III Entitled

"Minors" to "Graffiti" and by Creating Sections 70-122 Through 70-129 Setting Forth Comprehensive Regulations Concerning Prohibition of Graffiti on Public and Private Property; Requiring Removal of Graffiti; Providing Civil Penalties; Providing for Codification, Repealer and Specifically, Repealing Sec. 58-302 of the City Code Entitled "Graffiti Removal Required Within 15 Days; Removal by the City When Property Owner Fails to Remove," Providing for Severability, and an Effective Date. First Reading

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Nancy Liebman)

(Deferred from July 12, 2000)

ACTION: Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Ballot vote: 5-0; Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioner Cruz. Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled on October 18, 2000 at 11:30 a.m. R. Parcher to Notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

HANDOUT:

1. Color pictures of graffiti around the City of Miami Beach

 

R6 - Commission Committee Reports

 

R6A Commission Memorandum No. 732-00

Report on the Land Use and Development Committee Meeting of September 18, 2000: 1) Status Report on West Avenue/Dade Boulevard & 17th Street Connector Study; 2) Discussion on Changes to the Land Development Regulations of the Miami Beach Code to Regulate the Number, Location, Placement and Design of Newspaper Rack; 3) 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; 4) Discussion Regarding the Cultural Arts Organizations' Lease Extension Requests and the City Administration Offices Relocation Plans; 5) Discussion Regarding the Establishment of a Campus of Miami-Dade Community College on Miami Beach; 6) Discussion Regarding the New World Symphony Expansion Plans & Long-Term Lease.

ACTION: Item Not Reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

 

R6B Verbal Report on the Neighborhoods Committee Meeting of September 22, 2000: 1) Pine Tree Park; 2) Leash and Clean Up Laws; 3) Policy Regarding Dogs on Public Property Right-of-Way; 4) Education.

ACTION: Item Not Reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

HANDOUT:

1. Report of the Neighborhoods Committee Meeting of September 22, 2000.

 

R6C Verbal Report on the Joint Meeting of the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee and Land Use Committee on September 21, 2000: 1) Review of Rates and Structure for Proposed Stormwater Revenue Bonds; 2) An Energy Conservation, Performance Based Contract with Johnson Controls Inc. for the Replacement of the Two, 250 Ton Centrifugal Chillers in the Police Department Building; 3) Discussion of Parks and Recreation Department Rental Facilities and Recreation Programs Fee Waivers.

ACTION: Item Not Reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

 

R6D Verbal Report on the Special Meeting of the Land Use and Development Committee on September 25, 2000: 1) Status Report on West Ave/Dade Boulevard & 17th Street Connector Study; 2) Discussion on Changes to the Land Development Regulations of the Miami Beach Code to Regulate the Number, Location, Placement and Design of Newspaper Rack; 3) 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; 4) Discussion Regarding the Cultural Arts Organizations' Lease Extension Requests and the City Administration Offices Relocation Plans.

ACTION: Item Not Reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

HANDOUT:

1. Report of the Special Land Use and Development Committee Meeting of Monday, September 25, 2000.

 

R7 - Resolutions

 

6:55 pm / 7564t2

R7A Commission Memorandum No. 736-00

A Resolution Adopting the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council's (Council) Fiscal Year 2000/2001 Budget in the Amount of $1,545,000, and Accepting the City's Internal Audit Report for the Council's Fiscal Years 1997/1998 and 1998/1999.

(Cultural Arts Council)

(Budget Item)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24097 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0.

Commissioner Smith asked, why is the administration budget is going up by $33,000. Craig Carpentieri stated the $33,000 is for a slight adjustment in salaries, professional services, and other operating expenses. Ronnie Singer to handle.

 

5:30 pm / 3892t2

R7B1 Commission Memorandum No. 737-00

A Resolution Adopting the Ad Valorem Millage of 7.399 Mills for General Operating Purposes which is Six and One Half Percent (6.5%) Greater than the "Rolled-Back" Rate of 6.945 Mills and, the Debt Service Millage Rate of 1.156 Mills for Fiscal Year 2000/01. 5:01 p.m., Second Reading, Public Hearing

(Office of Management and Budget)

(First Reading September 14, 2000)

(Budget Item)

ACTION: Public hearing and discussion held. Resolution No. 2000-24098 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Ballot vote: 7-0. Patricia Walker to handle.

Jorge M. Gonzalez, City Manager, stated that the budget discussions should be focused on 1) The Administration's recommended budget actions to successfully achieve the .10 millage reduction; and 2) The recommended reductions and changes which the Commission suggested at the September 14th budget hearing.

Jorge M. Gonzalez distributed two reports titled "FY 00/01 Summary of Budget Enhancements" and "General Fund - Budget Highlights". Mr. Gonzalez stated that the budget being proposed is $5.7 million more than the FY 99/00 operating budget which is a 4.7% increase. This increase relates to enhanced city services especially in the public safety area.

Mr. Gonzalez addressed questions which were raised at the September 14 budget hearing. 1) The pilot program for the homeless will continue with the Law Enforcement Trust funding $60,000, with a $60,000 match from resort tax; 2) The Public Works Department will reclassify a position to make sure ADA responsibilities are addressed; 3) American flags will be incorporated into design of public facilities in the future; and 4) Relating to the fire safety capital items, G.O. Bond funding will be pursued for items such as power generators, garage doors, and power lifts for fixing emergency vehicles. The thermal imaging cameras will be part of the apparatus items to be purchased.

Chief Jordan stated that he was very pleased with the increase in budget the Fire Department will receive for the next fiscal year. Chief Jordan mentioned the following: 1) Staffing will be increased by five(5) firefighters; 2) The Fire Department will increase the depth of supervision in the divisions; 3) New capital items such as power generators (GO Bond funding), above ground repair lifts (GO Bond funding), twenty-five (25) hand held computers for fire inspectors (IT budget), and 4) The Fire Department will immediately get one(1) thermal imaging camera and looking for funding for the second one.

Commissioner Smith asked about enhanced level of service #13 - advanced life support vehicle for North Beach. Chief Jordan responded that getting additional fire fighter was the first priority. Commissioner Smith stated that next year a life support vehicle for North Beach will be his priority.

Chief Barreto stated that the Police budget has increased by a little over $3 million dollars which is increased from $41,800,000 in FY 99/00 to $45,411,000 in FY 00/01. A little over $2 million dollars is for increases, internal service charges, pension charges, and maintenance fees. $1,128,558 is allocated to new service levels and enhanced service levels. Chief Barreto commented on several items which were eliminated from the budget. He stated that the items eliminated from the budget would not impact the operations of the Police Department.

Commissioner Bower expressed concern with the lack of school crossing guards and the lack of police assisting at school crossings. She stated that this was a major concern of the Quality of Education Committee. Commission Bower requested an analysis, by school, of police assisting at school crossings. Chief Barreto to handle.

Commissioner Garcia expressed his concern regarding the budget cut of $165,000 in Beach Patrol. Kevin Smith stated he was satisfied with the budget and felt that it is a very good budget for Parks and Recreation Department.

Commissioner Dermer requested the Administration investigate using Resort Tax money as a funding source for life guards. He stated that there is an Attorney General's Opinion on point. Patricia Walker to handle.

Commissioner Dermer asked the Administration if there is a funding strategy for maintaining all of the new enhancements to the parks. Kevin Smith responded.

Commissioner Cruz asked if there is a depreciation reserve account for the Parks and Recreation Department to replace equipment. Patricia Walker stated "yes" there is a depreciation reserve.

Larry Herrup, Chairman, Budget Advisory Committee, stated that if the opportunity arises the Administration should use current dollars rather than using G.O. Bond dollars.

Regarding legal settlements and Risk Management settlement Commissioner Smith requested the Administration provide a report from time to time showing the amount of money paid out in settlements. Mary Greenwood (Human Resources) and Cliff Leonard (Claims Coordinator) to handle. Patricia Walker to coordinate.

Murray Dubbin, City Attorney stated that the Oversight Committee for the City Attorney's Office approved the salary adjustments for the City Attorney's office in accordance with the City Code.

Commissioner Garcia stated that he was going to vote "no" for the budget because there was no budget reduction in the City Manager's Office.

Jorge M. Gonzalez, City Manager, thanked Patricia Walker, Jose Cruz, the staff of the Budget Office, and all city departments for making this a successful budget process.

 

R7B2 Commission Memorandum No. 738-00

A Resolution Adopting Final Budgets for the General, Enterprise, and Internal Service Funds for Fiscal Year 2000/01. 5:01 p.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

(Office of Management and Budget)

(First Reading September 14, 2000)

(Budget Item)

ACTION: Public hearing and discussion held. Resolution No. 2000-24099 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Ballot vote: 6-1; Opposed: Commissioner Garcia. Patricia Walker to handle.

See comments R7B1.

HANDOUT:

1. Interoffice Memorandum from Murray Dubbin to Jorge M. Gonzalez, dated September 22, 2000 RE: Committee for Oversight of the City Attorney's Office.

2. Speakers List

3. Unsigned letter from the Barrier-Free Environment Committee to the Mayor and City Commission, dated September 27, 1999 [s/b 2000]

4. Handout #1 - FY00/01 Summary of Budget Enhancements

5. Handout #2 - General Fund - Budget Highlights

 

 

R7C1 Commission Memorandum No. 739-00

A Resolution of the Board of Directors of the Normandy Shores Local Government Neighborhood Improvement District Adopting the Ad Valorem Millage of 0.953 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 0.923 Mills, for Fiscal Year 2000/01. 5:02 p.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

(Office of Management and Budget)

(First Reading September 14, 2000)

(Budget Item)

ACTION: Public hearing and discussion held. Resolution No. 2000-24100 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0. Patricia Walker to handle.

 

R7C2 Commission Memorandum No. 740-00

A Resolution of the Board of Directors of the Normandy Shores Local Government Neighborhood Improvement District Adopting the Final Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2000/01. 5:02 p.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

(Office of Management and Budget)

(First Reading September 14, 2000)

(Budget Item)

ACTION: Public hearing and discussion held. Resolution No. 2000-24101 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0. Patricia Walker to handle.

 

R7D Commission Memorandum No. 741-00

A Resolution Establishing the Annual Lease Charge per Parking Space Leased, Pursuant to the Agreement by and Between the City of Miami Beach and the Senior Citizens Housing Development Corporation of Miami Beach Dated July 19, 1976; Setting Forth the Parking Rates for Each Space.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

 

7:28 pm

R7E Commission Memorandum No. 742-00

A Resolution Granting a Certificate of Appropriateness for Demolition in Order to Demolish an Existing Restroom Facility at the Eastern Terminus of 17th Street, in Accordance with Section 118-563(I) of the Land Development Regulations of the Code of the City of Miami Beach, as Amended by Ordinance 2000-3262 on July 26, 2000.

(Property Management)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24102 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia; seconded by Smith; Voice vote: 4-0; Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz and Garcia. Brad Judd to handle.

 

11:45 am / 4168t1

R7F Commission Memorandum No. 743-00

A Resolution Granting in Part an After-the-Fact Revocable Permit to Mr. Robert Swedroe Concerning the Street End of 78th Street, East of Atlantic Way, Adjacent to Mr. Swedroe's Property, Located at 7747 Atlantic Way; Accepting the Administration's Recommendation and Granting Said Permit to Retain Only a Limited Landscaping with Lighting and Irrigation and Denying Remaining Request for Permit of Wrought Iron Fence, Trellis, Portions of Landscaping and Concrete Pavers Over Public Right-of-Way; Further Making the Granting of Said Permit Subject to the Foregoing Conditions, as Set Forth in This Resolution; and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute the Revocable Permit.

10:30 a.m. Public Hearing

(Public Works)

(Continued from July 12, 2000)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24103 adopted.

Speaker were sworn in and the public hearing held.

Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman to defer; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Commissioner Dermer asked if an amendment could be included which authorized the Administration to remove the private drive sign and the fence. Vice-Mayor Liebman did not accept the amendment. Voice vote on the main motion 7-0. Mayor Kasdin and Commissioner Garcia changed their votes to "no" (5-2; Opposed: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioner Garcia.

Discussion continued.

Motion made by Commissioner Dermer; seconded by Commissioner Smith, to reconsider the motion to defer; Voice vote: 7-0.

Motion made by Commissioner Dermer; seconded by Commissioner Smith, to approve the Administration's recommendation and grant the revocable permit following the conditions of the Historic Preservation Board. Mr. Lott, attorney for Mr. Swedroe, asked to give a presentation. Mayor Kasdin requested to continue the item until after the lunch break and continued the meeting to 2:30 p.m.

3:42 pm / 442t1

Meeting continued at 3:42. Mr. Lott gave a presentation and requested the following information be incorporated into the record:

1. The first application, the initial application 93-2855.

2. Transcripts of the March of 1999 meeting.

3. Record of Executive Session held on 7/12 regarding notes and memorandums be part of the records for this proceeding.

Murray Dubbin, City Attorney, opined that the Closed Executive Session records are not be part of the record until after the litigation is finalized.

Public hearing opened but only to those comments made by Mr. Lott. [No speakers]. Public hearing closed. Mayor and Commissioners stated that no Exparte communications had taken place. Discussion continued.

On the main motion [Motion made by Commissioner Dermer; seconded by Commissioner Smith, to approve the Administration's recommendation and grant the revocable permit following the conditions of the Historic Preservation Board.]; Ballot vote: 6-1; Opposed: Vice-Mayor Liebman.

Motion by Commissioner Dermer to remove the fence and sign after 15 days; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Voice vote: 7-0. Matthew Schwartz and Michael Alvarez to handle.

Commissioner Dermer, based on Howard Kaufman's statement, asked what happens to all the fines which should have been accruing. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

HANDOUT:

1. Fax transmittal cover page and attached document faxed from Jean Olin, Deputy City Attorney, to George Lott and Howard Weinberg, dated September 26, 2000.

2. Speakers List.

3. Transcript of City of Miami Beach Commissioners' Meeting March 3, 1999.

4. Two black note books containing pictures of 96 allege sites.

5. Letter from George Lott to Jean Olin, Dated September 26, 2000.

6. Letter from Bruce Singer To Mayor and City Commission, dated September 24, 2000.

7. Hand written note from George Lott, re: file 1172 on behalf of Robert and Rita Swedroe.

 

R7G A Resolution Providing that All City Contracts for Goods, Services, and Materials which by their Terms or Pursuant to Change Orders Exceed $10,000, and All Extensions or Renewals of such Contracts, Shall be Presented to the Mayor and City Commission at Least 180 Days Prior to the Contracts Being Entered into, Extended or Renewed by the City.

(Requested by Commissioner Matti Herrera Bower)

ACTION: Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

 

R7H A Resolution Endorsing the Concept of Renovating and Enhancing Miami Beach Senior High School and Working Closely with the School District to Finalize these Plans. (Requested by Commissioner Matti Herrera Bower)

ACTION: Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

 

ADDENDUM

10:16 am / 1286t1

R7I A Resolution Establishing a Three Member Committee to Negotiate with the Owner of the Byron Carlyle Theater Concerning the Possible Acquisition of the Property by the City for Municipal Purposes and, in Addition, Establishing a Separate Three Member Committee to Meet with the Representatives of Cultural Arts Groups and Other Potential Users to Discuss Potential Uses of this Property and Funding Strategies for its Acquisition.

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24104 adopted. Commissioner Smith gave an overview of the item.

First Committee:

Motion made by Commissioner Smith to create the Negotiation Committee; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman;

Mayor Kasdin, Vice-Mayor Liebman and Commissioner Smith stated that the facilities should be established for cultural activities or other potential users.

Commissioner Cruz expressed although it is a wonderful initiative that caution be taken from an economic standpoint.

Commissioner Garcia suggested referring this item to the Land Use Committee and Budget Advisory Committee.

Commissioner Bower stated she would like the Negotiation Committee to talk to the owners of the building for other possible venues besides cultural usage, such as supermarkets. She also suggested that the City make a list of needs. Christina Cuervo to handle.

Mayor Kasdin expressed there are other sources of money that may be able to assist these facilities, we should not lose sight of these funding opportunities.

Main motion amended by Commissioner Dermer to appoint Commissioner Smith as the Commission Appointment. On the motion (create the committee) and the amendment; Voice vote: 7-0. Ronnie Singer to handle. Jorge M. Gonzalez and Murray Dubbin to make their appointments.

Second Committee:

Three Member Committee to meet with Cultural Art Groups and others.

Mayor Kasdin recommended Vice-Mayor Liebman as the Commission Appointment. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Dermer; Voice vote: 7-0. Ronnie Singer to handle. Jorge Gonzalez and Murray Dubbin to make their appointments.

City Clerk's Note: 10/3/00 - Jorge Gonzalez, City Manager, appointed Ronnie Singer to the Committee to work with the Arts Groups and Christina Cuervo to negotiate the potential purchase. See LTC.

 

R9 - New Business and Commission Requests

6:57 pm / 7685t2

R9A Commission Memorandum No. 744-00

Board and Committee Appointments for the Meeting of September 27, 2000.

(City Clerk)

ACTION: The following appointments were made:

Golf Advisory Committee:

Linda Leibovici term expires 12/31/2001 Commissioner Dermer

Safety Committee:

Robin Weiss term expires 12/31/2002 Commissioner Dermer

Police/Citizens Relations Board:

Michael Finesilver term expires 12/31/2002 Commissioner Dermer

Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat term expires 12/31/2002 Commissioner Dermer

Board of Adjustment

Bernie Navarro term expires 12/31/2000 City Commission Appointment

Convention Center Advisory Board

Jo Asmundsson term expires 12/31/2001 Mayor Kasdin

Committee on the Homeless:

Murray Kirschner term expires 12/31/2001 Commissioner Dermer

Committee For Quality Education in Miami Beach

Marilyn Spiegle term expires 12/31/2002 Commissioner Dermer

Barrier Free Environment Committee

Michael Brennan term expires 12/31/2002 Commissioner Garcia

 

R9B Discussion Regarding Convention Center Advisory Board.

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

3:20 pm / 9761t1

R9C Discussion Regarding Traffic Concerns at the Corner of Ocean Drive and 5th Street.

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Discussion held. Ms. Sheila Helman, President of the Royal Atlantic Condominium, stated that the Ocean Drive and 5th Street traffic problem still continues. About a year and a half ago, Chief Barreto provided police staffing to control traffic on: Fridays from 9 pm - 2am, Saturdays from 1pm - 2am and Sundays from 1pm - 2 am. Ms. Helman stated that this solution was a great relief.

Commissioner Garcia suggested as an alternative: One-Way Ocean Drive going South and One-Way Washington Avenue going North. He also suggested installing traffic lights and stated that valet parking creates traffic problems.

Vice-Mayor Liebman and Commissioner Bower stated that police presence could be maintained without adding to the budget by shifting of staff assignments.

Mayor Kasdin stated that because Miami Beach is a tourist destination in Miami-Dade County, that Miami-Dade County should be assisting in the funding of traffic control in Miami Beach.

Motion made by Commissioner Cruz recommending that the Administration assign sworn personnel to relieve this problem on a short term basis and come back with a long term solution at the next commission meeting scheduled for October 18, 2000; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman; Voice vote: 7-0. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Chief Barreto to handle.

HANDOUT:

1. Memorandum from Alexandra Rolandelli, Redevelopment Coordinator, to Christina Cuervo, Assistant City Manager, dated September 21, 2000, RE: South Pointe Advisory Board - Fifth Street Traffic Control Resolution

 

10:53 am

R9D Discussion and Status Report Regarding the City's Request for a HUD Section 108 Loan for Streetscape Projects in the North Beach Area.

(Requested by Commissioner Jose Smith)

ACTION: Christina Cuervo presented this item and addressed City Commission questions and concerns. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman; Voice vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Dermer.

 

11:10 am / 2962t1

R9D1 Commission Memorandum No. 745-00

Section 108 Loan.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 2000-24084 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Cruz. Voice vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Dermer Christina Cuervo to handle.

Commissioner Bower requested the Administration produce a graphical chart illustrating how HUD money is allocated. Patricia Walker to handle.

HANDOUT:

1. Copy of the Resolution handed out at the Commission Meeting

City Clerk's Note: A copy of the entire package sent to HUD and revised DOCS as marked per HUD's request are enclosed with the resolution

 

5:01 pm / 2832t2

R9E Discussion Regarding the City's Management Fellow Program.

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

ACTION: Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

 

R9F Discussion and Presentation Regarding the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

 

5:00 pm / 2814t2

R9G Discussion Regarding the Status of the City's Efforts to Address the Problems Facing the Residents of Sunset Island I and II.

(Commissioner Luis R. Garcia, Jr.)

ACTION: Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Matthew Schwartz to follow-up.

 

4:55 pm / 2653t2

R9H Discussion Regarding a Resolution Requesting that the City Manager Establish Written Procedures Pertaining to Advertisements that Result in at Least 10% of All Monies Spent on Advertising be Spent with Spanish-Language Newspapers.

(Requested by Commissioner Matti Herrera Bower)

ACTION: Discussion held. Administration to identify a plan to advertise in local Spanish-language newspapers. Resolution No. 2000-24105 adopted. R. Parcher to handle.

Reports and Informational Items

 

A Commission Memorandum No. 746-00

Status Report on the Collins Park Cultural Center.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

B Commission Memorandum No. 747-00

Parking Status Report for June 2000.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

C Commission Memorandum No. 749-00

Parking Status Report for July 2000.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

End of Regular Agenda


Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency
Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive
September 27 , 2000 - 10:00 a.m.

AGENDA

1. ROLL CALL

2. OLD BUSINESS

3. NEW BUSINESS

11:10 am/3027t1

A Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-61

A Resolution of the Chairman and Members of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency Adopting Operating Budgets for the South Pointe and City Center Redevelopment Areas for Fiscal Year 2000/01.

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 362-2000 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz ; Voice vote: 6 -0; Absent: Commissioner Dermer. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

11:12 am/3019t1

B Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-62

A Resolution of the Chairman and the Members of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency Authorizing the Appropriation of $1,000,218.00 from the Available South Pointe Tax Increment Funds for: A $560,000.00 Project Contingency Fund, $74,103.00 for Site Development Costs and $366,115.00 for Change Orders to the Existing Construction Agreement with Atlantic Civil, Inc. (ACI) for the South Pointe Streetscape Improvements - Phase I Project; and Authorizing the Executive Director to Execute Pending Utility Relocation Contracts to be Submitted by FPL, TECO Gas, Bellsouth and Charter Communications.

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 368-2000 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; Voice vote: 5-0; Commissioners Dermer and Smith. Christina Cuervo to handle.

HANDOUT:

1. Hardscape details (plans) prepared by URG.

 

11:20 am/3291t1

C Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-63

Resolution of the Chairman and Members of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency Authorizing the Chairman and Secretary to Execute a First Amendment to the Lease Agreement Between the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency and Abkey No. 17, Inc., a Florida Corporation D/B/A Fuddruckers Grill and Bar, Involving Suites 1 Through 3 in the Anchor Shops at South Beach, Dated September 8, 1999, to Reflect Revisions to the Rent Commencement Date, the Adjusted Rentable Square Footage, the Annual Minimum Rent, the Amount of the Minimum Rent Abatement in Connection with the Subtenant's Improvements of the Anchor Hotel, the Proration Period for the Abatement of the Minimum Rent and the Completion Date for the Subtenant's Work; Setting an Effective Date.

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 369-2000 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 5-0; Absent: Vice-Mayor Liebman and Commissioner Dermer. Christina Cuervo and Kent Bonde to handle.

 

11:28 am/ 3574t1

D Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-64

A Resolution of the Chairman and Members of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency Adopting the Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2000/2001, as Submitted by Quik Park of Florida, Inc., for the Operation of the Parking Component of the Anchor Shops and Parking at South Beach, in Accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the Garage Facility Management Agreement Dated July 15, 1998, Between the Agency and Quik Park of Florida, Inc.

ACTION: Item Deferred. Discussion held.

Motion to defer by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0.

Mayor Kasdin stated that because of allegations of phantom employees on Quick Park's payroll that the Administration investigate and submit an audit report back on the October or November Commission Meeting. The report is to be sent to the Audit Committee for their review. Christina Cuervo to handle. Jim Sutter to place on Audit Committee agenda.

Vice-Mayor Liebman requested a list of personnel, breakdown of salaries, were the previous audit items rectified, and were the code violations on the surface lot corrected. Christina Cuervo and James Sutter to handle. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

HANDOUT:

1. Letter from Rafael Llopiz, Executive Vice President, Quick Park to Kent Bonde, Dated September 26, 2000.

End of Agenda