City of Miami Beach - City Commission Meeting
Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive
October 18, 2000

AFTERACTION

CONSENT AGENDA

PA1 Presentation of American Planning Assoc.'s Award, City's Municipal Mobility Plan.

PA2 Cert. of Apprec/Rocio Rodriguez, "At Your Service Award" for September, 2000.(Kasdin)

PA3 Cert. of Apprec/Minnie Bishop, "At Your Service Award" for October, 2000.(Kasdin)

PA4 Cert. of Apprec/Katherine F.-Rundle & Participants of Truancy Intervention Prog. (Kasdin)

PA5 Cert. of Apprec/E. Weisburd & R. Lane, Dedication to Cultural Oversight Comm. (Kasdin)

PA6 Cert. of Apprec/Charles Burkett, Dedication to N. Beach Development Corp. (Kasdin)

PA7 Medallion/Morris Lapidus, Named "American Original" by Smithsonian. (Liebman) 3

PA8 Cert. of Apprec/E.Clay Shaw, Jr. & I. Ros-Lehtinen, Benefiting CMB (Liebman/Bower) 7

PA9 Presentation by the Miami Beach Education Foundation. (Kasdin) 9

PA10 New Item: Cert. of Apprec/Paul Ozaeta, Serving as an Example to His Community. (Kasdin)

PA11 New Item: Cert. of Apprec/A. Gonzalez, Most Outstanding Hisp. Business Leader. (Cruz)

PA12 New Item: Cert. of Apprec/A. Bello, Assisting Residents During a Rainstorm. (Kasdin)

PA13 New Item: Cert. of Apprec/M.Aller/C.Carpentieri/D.Whitman, Role in Arts/Culture. (Cruz)

PA14 New Item: Proclamation/Jackie Gonzalez, Contrib. to the City as Parking Dir. (Kasdin)

PA15 New Item: Cert. of Apprec/F.Uribe, Appreciation of Art Displayed in Mayor's Office.(Kasdin)

PA16 New Item: Proclamation/B.Luzarraga, Hispanic Festival Coordinator Since 1973. (Kasdin)

PA17 New Item: Proclamation/ State Representative Elaine Bloom for service to the community

C2A BA 120-99/00, Replacement of Radiator for Emergency Generator, $13,350. 11

C2B BA 115-99/00, Purchase/Delivery of Roof Top Exhaust Fans, Conv. Ctr., $14,367.96. 13

C2C Bid No. P4-204, Removal/Disposal of Asbestos at S. Shore Community Ctr., $25,000. 15

C2D BA 126-99/00, Purchase Park Benches & Trash Receptacles for Boardwalk, $37,770. 17

C2E BA 129-99/00, Purchase/Install Complete Cooling Tower & Support Frame, $29,789.55. 21

C2F BA 110-99/00, Purchase of (4) Diesel Vibratory Rammers, $12,000. 23

C2G Reject Bid No. 114-99/00, New 500MM (20") DIP Water Main. 25

C4A Ref: Fin. & Citywide Proj. Comm.- Review Parking Revenue Bond Fund 481. 27

C4B Ref: Planning Brd, Limit Aggregation of Commercial Sq. Ft. on Lincoln Rd.(Liebman) 29

C4C Ref: Land Use Comm. - Lincoln Road Street End Development. (Kasdin) 35

C7A Elect Commissioner Simon Cruz as Vice-Mayor from Nov. 1, 2000 to Feb. 28, 2001. 41

C7B Execute HOME Agmt w/ DEEDCO, Acquisition of Property at 7734 Abbott Ave. 43

C7C Issue Cert. of Consistency to MB Housing Authority, (5) Year Plan & Annual Plan. 73

C7D Execute SHIP Agmt w/ MBCDC, $428,143, Homeownership Program. 131

C7E Execute HOME Agmt w/ MBCDC, Comm. Housing Develop. Organization Expenses. 149

C7F Amend Agmts., CDBG Program to Extend the Expiration Dates of Said Agmts. 177

C7G Forgive Principal Payments, Loan from CMB to Ziff Jewish Museum for FY 2000-01. 191

C7H Approve Agmt w/ Heinitsh, Medical Director for CMB Emergency Medical Services. 195

C7I Renew Standing PO Agmt w/ Mount Sinai, Emergency Medical Supplies. 5/7 203

C7J Set Public Hearing, Proposed Amendment to Zoning District Map, Monad Terrace. 205

C7K Set Public Hearing, Designation of Proposed Collins Waterfront Historic District. 209

C7L Adopt Budget & Appropriate Funds, Police Training Trust Fund for FY 2000/01. 221

C7M Grant BellSouth Easement for Installation of Remote Pair Gain Terminal. 225

C7N Appropriate GO Bond Funds, Landscape Design & Construction Along 34th Street. 235

C7O Appropriate GO Bond Funds, Engineering Services of Fire Station No. 4. 239

C7P Issue RFP, Administrative Services for CMB Self-Insured Workers' Comp. 247

C7Q Set Public Hearing re: Sale of City Owned ROW Adjacent to 2 Hibiscus Drive. 257

C7R Set Public Hearing re: Lease Agmt w/ Unidad, 833 6th Street. A

REGULAR AGENDA

R2A BA 118-99/00, 13th Street Parking Garage Renovation, $749,027. 261

R5A Amend Ch. 2, Cultural Arts Council, Appointment/Term of Members. 265

R5B 10:30 a.m. 2nd Rdg, Amend Ch. 2, Art. IV, Criminal Nuisances. 271

R5C 10:45 a.m., 2nd Rdg, Increase the Stormwater Utility Service Charge. 285

R5D 11:15 a.m., 2nd Rdg, Covenants in Lieu of Unity of Title. 5/7 293

R5E 11:00 a.m., 1st Rdg, Estab. (180) Day Moratorium, Issuance-All Pay Phone Permits. 5/7 301

R5F 1st Rdg, Amend City Code, Raise Fee Schedule for Collection/Disposal of Garbage. 307

R5G 2:30 p.m., 2nd Rdg, Procedures re: Tree Permits and Plants. (Liebman) 315

R5H 2:45 p.m., 2nd Rdg, Amend Ch. 62, Human Relations/Discrimination. (Liebman) 325

R5I 11:30 a.m., 2nd Rdg, Amend Ch. 70, Prohibit Graffiti on Pub./Priv. Property. (Liebman) 329

R5J 4:30 p.m., 1st Rdg, Amend Ch. 106, Advertising Vehicles. 5/7 355/SM

R6A 3:30 p.m., Report: Land Use & Development Comm. Meeting of September 18, 2000. 357

R6B Report: Joint Mtg. of Fin. & CW Proj. Comm. & Land Use Comm. of Sept. 21, 2000. 361

R6C Report: Neighborhoods Comm. Meeting of September 22, 2000. 365

R6D Report: Special Land Use & Development Comm. Meeting of September 25, 2000. 369

R6E 4:45 p.m., Verbal Report: Neighborhoods Comm. Meeting of October 11, 2000. 373

R6F Verbal Report: Land Use & Development Comm. Meeting of October 16, 2000. 375

R7A 2:00 p.m., Public Hrg, Approve Lease Agmt, 75 Parking Spaces by N. Bch Elem. 5/7 377

R7B 3:00 p.m., Public Hrg, Approve Lease Agmt Amendment w/16th Str. Partners LLC. 399

R7C Appropriate Funds, South Shore Community Center. 423

R7D 10:45 a.m., Issue Stormwater Revenue Bonds. 503

R7E 3:45 p.m., Adopt FY 2000/01 Budgets, Resort Tax, Log Cabin, Bass, Parks & Rec., etc. 509

R7F 10:15 a.m., Establish Annual Lease Charge per Parking Space Leased. 517

R7G 10:15 a.m., Approve (2) Yr Towing Permit w/ Beach Towing & Tremont Towing. 5/7 523

R7H 10:15 a.m., Approp. Funds, Operate 7th St. & Collins Ave. Parking Garage FY 2000/01. 567

R7I Adopt FY 2000/01 Operating Budget for Electrowave Shuttle Service. 571

R7J Execute 2nd Amend., Provide Mgmt/Oper. of Electrowave Serv. FY 2000/01. 579

R7K Execute Service Agmt w/ MBTMA, Admin. Service for Electrowave Project. 601

R7L 10:15 a.m., Appropriate Funds, Pkg Enterprise Retained Earnings to Electrowave Budget. 629

R7M Adopt VCA Budget FY 2000/01, $1,072,320.32. 633

R7N Execute Amend., Concession Agreement w/ Penrods. 5/7 639

R7O 3:30 p.m., Conduct Site Analysis/Concept Plan, Incorp./Expan. New World Symphony. 647

R7P Enter Into an Agmt w/ KPMG & Issue RFP for Auditing Services. 683

R7Q 5:00 p.m., Accept Recomm., Provide Prog. Mgmt Serv. to Manage Construct. Projects. 691

R9A Board and Committee Appointments. 707

R9B1 1:30 p.m., Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. 755

R9B2 5:30 p.m., Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. 755

R9C 9:00 a.m., Disc. Presentation, Greater Miami Convention & Visitor's Bureau. (Liebman) 757

R9D Disc. Convention Center Advisory Board. (Liebman) 759

R9E Disc. City's Management Fellow Program. (Garcia) 761

R9F 9:45 a.m., Disc. City's Efforts w/ Prob. Facing Residents of Sunset Isl. I & II. (Garcia) 763

R9G 4:15 p.m., Disc. Contracts Presented 180 Days Prior to Exten./Renewal by City. (Bower) 769

R9H Disc. Resolution re: Renovating/Enhancing MB Senior High School. (Bower) 773

R9I 4:00 p.m., Disc. Sidewalk Cafe Ordinance. (Cruz) 777

R9J Disc. Distribution of TOPA Tickets. (Cruz) 789

REPORTS AND INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

A City Attorney's Status Report. 791

B Status Report on the Collins Park Cultural Campus. 795

C 3:15 p.m., Progress Report on the Mayor's Economic Task Force. 807

D Parking Status Report. 865

E 3:30 p.m., Soundspace at the New World Symphony. 885

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ITEMS - 10:00 A.M.

2A Status Report: Loews Hotel, Anchor Shops, Royal Palm Crowne Plaza. 1

2B Monthly Report on Parking, Anchor Shops & Parking, August 2000. 9

2C Report of Itemized Rev. & Expend. of RDA, Months Ending August 2000 13

2D 2:15 p.m., Georgian Condominium Status Report. 15

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PA - Presentations and Awards

PA1 Presentation of the American Planning Association's Award of Excellence in Recognition of the City's Municipal Mobility Plan. (Page 1)

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Matthew Schwartz presented the City Commission and Administration with the award. He also recognized the efforts of Joseph Johnson, Amelia Johnson, Jose Luis Mesa, Neil Fritz, Jackie Gonzalez, M.B. Chamber of Commerce, and the Corradino group.

 

9:58 am/ 1453t1

PA2 Certificates of Appreciation to be Presented to Rocio Rodriguez in Recognition of "At Your Service Employee" for the Month of September, 2000.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Certificate presented.

 

9:56 am/ 1358t1

PA3 Certificates of Appreciation to be Presented to Minnie Bishop in Recognition of "At Your Service

Employee" for the Month of October, 2000.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Certificate presented.

 

10:00 am / 1635t1

PA4 Certificates of Appreciation to be Presented to Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, Chet Zerlin, Renata Annati, Julian Fernandez, Gloria Rivera, and Maria Ruiz for their work with the Truancy Intervention Program. (Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Certificates Presented.

 

PA5 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Elayne Weisburd and Richard Lane for their Continued Efforts and Dedication to the Cultural Center Oversight Committee.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Deferred.

 

PA6 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Charles Burkett for his Dedication During the Past Four Years to the North Beach Development Corporation.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Deferred.

 

PA7 Medallion to be Presented to Morris Lapidus in Honor of Being Named an "American Original" at the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. (Page 3)

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Deferred.

 

9:32 am / 10t1

PA8 Certificates of Appreciation to be Presented to Congressman E. Clay Shaw, Jr. and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in Recognition of their Long List of Achievements that have Directly Benefited the City of Miami Beach. (Page 7)

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Nancy Liebman and Commission Matti Herrera Bower)

ACTION: Certificates presented.

 

10:17 am/2800 t1

PA9 Presentation by the Miami Beach Education Foundation. (Page 9)

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Presentation given by Ms. Maia Mediadilla.

 

10:49 am/5314t1

PA10 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Paul Ozaeta for going beyond the call of duty and for serving as an example to his community.

(Requested by Mayor Kasdin)

ACTION: Certificate presented.

 

10:51 am/5547t1

PA11 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Officer Alejandro Bello for his assistance during the rainstorm.

(Requested by Mayor Kasdin)

ACTION: Certificate presented.

 

10:06 am/ 2026t1

PA12 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Alfredo Gonzalez, Sr., for Most Outstanding Hispanic Business Leader and Community Activist in Miami Beach.

(Requested by Commissioner Cruz)

ACTION: Certificate presented.

 

10:54 am/ 6075t1

PA13 Certificates of Appreciation to be Presented to Michael Aller, Craig Carpentieri and David Whitman for their participation in realization of exhibit and role in Arts/Cultural community

(Requested by Commissioner Cruz)

ACTION: Certificates presented.

 

10:42 am/4640t1

PA14 Proclamation to be Presented to Jacqueline Gonzalez, Parking Director.

(Requested by Mayor Kasdin)

ACTION: Proclamation presented.

10:07 am/ 2062t1

PA15 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Federico Uribe, in appreciation for his artistic talent.

ACTION: Certificate presented.

 

10:13 am/ 2540t1

PA16 Proclamation to be Presented to Beba Luzarraga coordinator for the Hispanic Heritage Festival.

ACTION: Proclamation presented.

 

ADD ON ITEM:

:46 am / 709t1

PA17 Proclamation to be Presented to State Representative Elaine Bloom for her many years of service to the community of Miami Beach.

(Requested by Commissioner Garcia)

ACTION: Proclamation presented.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

11:36 am/t2

ACTION: Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman; Voice vote: 7-0.

 

C2 - Competitive Bid Reports

C2A Commission Memorandum No. 753-00 (Page 11)

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to Adams Electrical Service, Inc., in the Total Amount of $13,350, Pursuant to Bid No 120-99/00, for the Replacement of a Radiator for the Emergency Generator at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

(Convention Center)

ACTION: Award authorized. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

 

C2B Commission Memorandum No. 754-00 (Page 13)

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to A All Major Brands Corp., in the Total Amount of $14,367.96, Pursuant to Bid No 115-99/00, for the Purchase and Delivery of Roof Top Exhaust Fans for the Miami Beach Convention Center.

(Convention Center)

ACTION: Award authorized. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

 

C2C Commission Memorandum No. 755-00 (Page 15)

Request for Ratification of City Manager's Standing Order Approval to DPC General Contractor Inc. in the Total Amount of $25,000, Pursuant to Bid No. P4- 204 for the Removal and Disposal of Asbestos Containing Materials at the South Shore Community Center.

(Property Management)

ACTION: Ratification authorized. Brad Judd to handle.

 

11:09 am/7450 t1

C2D Commission Memorandum No. 756-00 (Page 17)

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to AAA Automatic Door & Repair Inc., in the Total Amount of $37,770, Pursuant to Bid No 126-99/00, for the Purchase of Park Benches and Trash Receptacles for use on the City of Miami Beach Boardwalk.

(Property Management)

ACTION: Item deferred pending Administrations review and recommendation.

Separated for discussion by Commissioner Cruz. Commissioner Cruz asked the Administration why it did not consider using plastic for the park benches and trash receptacles. He stated that an advantage is the cost factor and they are recycled products. Brad Judd, Director of Property Maintenance stated that a previous test of a plastic product were not satisfactory. Brad stated that the plastic product tend to warp. He also stated that the bid called for steel materials. Commissioner Cruz stated that many government entities are satisfied with recycled plastic products and Miami Beach should give it another try.

Commissioner Garcia stated that the award should be delayed pending the testing of the product.

Vice-Mayor Liebman asked if this purchase is for the Boardwalk only or for other areas in the City and what is the life span of the product. Brad Judd responded that this bid was for the Boardwalk only. Commissioner Cruz stated the life span is 15 years.

Commissioner Cruz made a motion to try using the plastic benches and trash receptacles which were the lowest bid as a test case; seconded by Commissioner Garcia. Discussion continued.

Motion by Commissioner Smith to defer the item to allow the Administration to further research the use of recycled plastic products (20 benches/12 trash receptacles) and to come back with a recommendation at a future meeting; seconded by Commissioner Dermer; Voice vote: 7-0. Brad Judd to handle. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

Mayor Kasdin stated that the City Manager has the authorization to purchase up to $10,000 without seeking City Commission approval.

Vice-Mayor Liebman stated that because of complaints regarding the lack of benches and trash receptacles on the Boardwalk that the process needs to be expedited. She also requested a list of which governmental entities are using recycled plastic products for benches and trash receptacles.

Handout:

1. A flyer regarding Hammers Plastic Recycling products

 

C2E Commission Memorandum No. 757-00 (Page 21)

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to A All Major Brands, in the Total Amount of $29,789.55, Pursuant to Bid No 129-99/00, to Purchase and Install a Complete Cooling Tower and Support Frame.

(Property Management)

ACTION: Award authorized. Brad Judd to handle.

City Clerk's Note: Scott Rakow Youth Center

 

C2F Commission Memorandum No. 758-00 (Page 23)

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to Best Equipment & Repair in the Total Amount of $12,000, Pursuant to Bid No 110-99/00, for the Purchase of Four (4) Diesel Vibratory Rammers.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Award authorized. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

 

C2G Commission Memorandum No. 759-00 (Page 25)

Request Authorization to Reject all Bids Received Pursuant to Bid No. 114-99/00 for New 500MM (20") DIP Water Main.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Bids rejected. Gus Lopez to notify bidders. Public Works crews and equipment will be used. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

 

C4 - Commission Committee Assignments

11:30 am/8633t1

C4A Commission Memorandum No. 760-00 (Page 27)

Referral to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee Review of Parking Revenue Bond Fund 481, for Discussion of Proposed Projects Eligible through the Bond Issue, Specifically Addressing Planned and Proposed Projects.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Referrals authorized as amended.

Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman to refer to Transportation and Parking committee and than to a joint meeting the Land Use Committee and the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0. Discussion held. Saul Frances to place on the Transportation and Parking Committee Agenda. Jorge Gomez and Patricia Walker to coordinate the joint meeting.

Mr. Jeff Bercow representing Collins and 13 Street Joint Ventures which was the number 5 bidder on RFP No. 20-97/98 which proposed a public / private joint venture parking garage of about 240 spaces with ancillary retail space reminded the City that they are still holding the $5,000 cashiers check. He requested that he have an opportunity to present to the Parking and Transportation Committee the Collins and 13 Street parking garage project before the concept of a purely municipal parking garage is considered by the City Commission Committee.

Mayor Kasdin requested the City Attorney to be prepared to address any legal questions raised by Mr. Bercow. Mayor Kasdin also stated that in addition to the legal issues, there are parking, and planning issues which need to be addressed. Murray Dubbin, City Attorney to handle.

 

C4B Referral to the Planning Board - Limiting the Aggregation of Commercial Square Footage on Lincoln Road for Consideration of a Zoning Change. (Page 29)

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Nancy Liebman)

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

 

C4C Referral to the Land Use Committee - Lincoln Road Street End Development. (Page 35)

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

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

 

C7 - Resolutions

C7A Commission Memorandum No. 761-00 (Page 41)

A Resolution Electing Commissioner Simon Cruz as Vice-Mayor for a Term Commencing on November 1, 2000 and Terminating on February 28, 2001, or on Such Date When a New Vice-Mayor is Thereafter Elected.

(City Clerk's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24106 adopted. Robert Parcher to handle.

 

C7B Commission Memorandum No. 762-00 (Page 43)

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

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24107 adopted. Miguel Del Campillo to handle.

 

C7C Commission Memorandum No. 763-00 (Page 73)

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the City Manager to Issue a Certification of Consistency with the City's Consolidated Plan to the Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach for their Five Year Plan for Fiscal Years 2000-2004 and their Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2000, to be Submitted by the Housing Authority to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (U.S. HUD).

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24108 adopted. Miguel Del Campillo to handle.

 

C7D Commission Memorandum No. 764-00 (Page 131)

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute the Attached State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program Agreement Between the City and Miami Beach Community Development Corporation, which Provides SHIP Program Funds in the Amount of $428,143 from Fiscal Year 1999/2000 to Continue a Rehabilitation Component for the Scattered-Site Home Ownership Program Providing Rehabilitation, Down Payment Assistance, Closing Cost Assistance and Home Ownership Counseling, for Units Purchased by Eligible Home Buyers Under the Rules of the SHIP Program and the City's Local Housing Assistance Plan.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24109 adopted. Miguel Del Campillo to handle.

 

C7E Commission Memorandum No. 765-00 (Page 149)

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute the Attached HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program Agreement with Miami Beach Community Development Corporation (MBCDC), in the Amount of Seventy-Three Thousand Six Hundred Dollars ($73,600), from the City's Fiscal Year 2000/2001 Allocation of HOME Program Funds for Eligible Community Housing Development Organization Operating Expenses in Fiscal Year 2000/2001.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24110 adopted. Miguel Del Campillo to handle.

 

C7F Commission Memorandum No. 766-00 (Page 177)

A Resolution Retroactively Approving and Amending Certain Agreements, as Set Forth in the Body of this Resolution, for Fiscal Year 1996/1997; Fiscal Year 1997/1998; Fiscal Year 1998/1999; and Fiscal Year 1999/2000 for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to Extend the Expiration Dates of Said Agreements.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24111 adopted. Joanna Revelo to handle.

 

C7G Commission Memorandum No. 767-00 (Page 191)

A Resolution Forgiving Principal Payments on a Loan from the City of Miami Beach to the Sanford L. Ziff Jewish Museum, in the Amount of $60,000, Due During Fiscal Year 1999-2000; Provided that this Resolution Shall not be Construed to Waive any Payments Due in any Fiscal Year Other than Fiscal Year 2000-2001, and Shall not be Construed to Waive any other Provisions of the City's Loan to the Museum.

(Finance Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24112 adopted. Patricia Walker to handle.

 

C7H Commission Memorandum No. 768-00 (Page 195)

A Resolution Approving an Agreement Between the City and Harry Heinitsh, M.D., as Medical Director for the City of Miami Beach Emergency Medical Services (EMS), from October 1, 2000, to September 30, 2003; and Approving an Annual Salary Increase of 3% from the Current Salary of $65,372, for a New Salary of $67,333, for the First Year Beginning October 1, 2000; a 3% Increase for the Second Year, for a Salary of $69,353 and; a 3% Increase for the Third Year, for a Salary of $71,433; Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute the Agreement; Further Providing that the Medical Director Shall Present Himself and/or be Available at Such Times as Required by the Fire Chief and His Command Staff. (Page)

(Fire Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24113 adopted. Chief Jordan to handle.

 

C7I Commission Memorandum No. 769-00 (Page 203)

A Resolution Authorizing, by a 5/7ths Vote the Waiver of Formal Competitive Bidding and Award of a Standing Order to Mount Sinai Medical Center in the Annual Estimated Amount of $35,000, for the Purchase of Emergency Medical Supplies by the Fire Department.

(Fire Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24114 adopted. Item separated from the Consent Agenda by Mayor Kasdin. Motion made by Commissioner Bower to approve; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman; Voice vote: 6-0; Abstained: Mayor Kasdin. Chief Jordan to handle.

Handout:

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

C7J Commission Memorandum No. 770-00 (Page 205)

Set Public Hearing - Rezoning - Monad Terrace

A Resolution Setting a Public Hearing to Consider a Proposed Amendment to 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 the Properties Fronting on Monad Terrace from the Current Zoning District Classification RM-2 Residential Multifamily Medium Intensity, to the Proposed Zoning District Category RM-3 Residential Multifamily High Intensity; Amending the Affected Portion of the City's Official Zoning District Map to Correspond with this Change as Adopted by the Commission; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date.

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24115 adopted. Public Hearing scheduled for November 8, 2000 at 5:10 p.m. R. Parcher to notice. Jorge Gomez to handle.

 

C7K Commission Memorandum No. 771-00 (Page 209)

Set Public Hearing - Designation of Proposed John S. Collins Waterfront Historic District

A Resolution Setting a First Reading Public Hearing to Consider a Proposed Amendment to the Official Zoning Map Consisting of Amendments to Subpart B of the Land Development Regulations of the City Code; Amending Article X, Entitled "Historic Preservation"; Amending Division 4, Entitled "Designation"; Amending Section 118-593, Entitled "Historic Preservation Designation"; Amending Subsection 118-593(e), Entitled "Delineation on Zoning Map" by Designating the Collins Waterfront Historic District, Consisting of a Certain Area Which is Bounded on the East by the Erosion Control Line of the Atlantic Ocean Between 22nd Street and the Approved Relocation of 44th Street; on the North by the Approved Relocation of 44th Street from the Erosion Control Line of the Atlantic Ocean to the West Bank of Indian Creek; on the West by the West Bank of Indian Creek from the Approved Relocation of 44th Street to the Extended Centerline of 25th Street; Then the Boundary Runs Westward along the Extended Centerline of 25th Street from the West Bank of Lake Pancoast to Pinetree Drive; Then Extends along the Centerline of Pinetree Drive from 25th Street to 23rd Street (Excluding the 23rd Street Bridge over the Collins Canal); and Then Eastward along the Northeastern Boundary of the National Register Architectural District from 23rd Street and Partly 22nd Street to the Erosion Control Line of the Atlantic Ocean, as More Particularly Described Herein; Providing That the City's Zoning Map Shall Be Amended to Include the Collins Waterfront Historic District; Adopting the Designation Report Attached Hereto as Appendix "A"; Providing for Inclusion in the Land Development Regulations of the City Code, Repealer, Severability, and an Effective Date.

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24116 adopted. Public Hearing scheduled for November 8, 2000 at 5:20 p.m. R. Parcher to notice. Jorge Gomez to handle.

 

C7L Commission Memorandum No. 772-00 (Page 221)

A Resolution Adopting the Budget and Appropriating Funds for the Police Training Trust Fund for Fiscal Year 2000/01.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24117 adopted. Chief Barreto and Jose Cruz to handle.

 

11:08 am/7350t1/

C7M Commission Memorandum No. 773-00 (Page 225)

A Resolution Granting Bellsouth Telecommunication, Inc. (BellSouth) a Telephone Easement for the Installation of a Remote Pair Gain Terminal at the Street End Located West of North Bay Road at 23rd Street.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Item separated for discussion by Vice-Mayor Liebman who asked if the neighbors were notified and are happy with this recommendation. Matthew Schwartz stated they were.

Resolution No. 2000-24118 adopted. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

 

C7N Commission Memorandum No. 774-00 (Page 235)

A Resolution Appropriating Funds, in the Amount of $100,000, from the $92 Million General Obligation Bond Series 2000 Fund No. 376, within the Bayshore Neighborhood Streetscape and Traffic Calming Project, for Landscape Design and Construction along 34th Street, from Chase Avenue to Just West of Prairie Avenue, and along Chase Avenue, from Alton Road to 34th Street.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24119 adopted. Patricia Walker and Matthew Schwartz to handle.

 

C7O Commission Memorandum No. 775-00 (Page 239)

A Resolution Appropriating Funds, in the Amount of $165,636, from the $92 Million General Obligation Bond Program, Series 2000 Fund No. 375, for a Professional Services Agreement with the Firm of MCHarry and Associates, Inc., for Architectural and Engineering Services for the Rehabilitation of the Existing Historic Fire Station No. 4 and an Addition to the Building.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24120 adopted. Patricia Walker and Matthew Schwartz to handle.

 

C7P Commission Memorandum No. 776-00 (Page 247)

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Claim Administration Services for the City of Miami Beach Self-Insured Workers' Compensation Program.

(Risk Management)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24121 adopted. Gus Lopez to issue the RFP.

 

C7Q Commission Memorandum No. 777-00 (Page 257)

A Resolution Calling a Public Hearing to Consider Public Comment, as Required by Ordinance No. 92-2783, Regarding the Sale of Approximately 191 Sq. Feet of the City-Owned Right-of-Way Adjacent to the Residential Property Located at 2 Hibiscus Drive, Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24122 adopted. Public Hearing scheduled for November 8, 2000 at 3:00 p.m. R. Parcher to notice. Legal Department to handle.

 

ADDENDUM:

Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded Commissioner Garcia to add item C7R to the Agenda as an emergency; Voice vote: 7-0.

C7R Commission Memorandum No. 817-00 (Addendum)

A Resolution Setting a Public Hearing on November 8, 2000, to Consider a Lease Agreement with Unidad of Miami Beach, Inc. For the Lease of a Portion of the City-Owned Property Located at 833-6th Street, Miami Beach, Florida, 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. 2000-24123 adopted. Public Hearing scheduled for November 8, 2000 at 2:30 p.m. R. Parcher to handle. Joe Damien to handle.

 

End of Consent Agenda


REGULAR AGENDA

 

R2 - Competitive Bid Reports

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R2A Commission Memorandum No. 778-00 (Page 261)

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)

(Deferred from September 27, 2000)

ACTION: Award approved. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote 7-0. Gus Lopez and Matthew Schwartz to handle.

 

R5 - Ordinances

 

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R5A Commission Memorandum No. 779-00 (Page 265)

An Ordinance Amending Miami Beach City Code Chapter 2, Entitled "Administration", by Amending Article III Thereof, Entitled "Agencies, Boards, and Committees", by Amending Division 6, Entitled "Cultural Arts Council", by Amending Subsection 2-55(c), Entitled "Appointment and Term of Members"; Subsection 2-55(d), Entitled "Filling Vacancies"; and Subsection 2-55(e), Entitled "Renewal of Members"; Providing for Severability; Codification; Repealer; and an Effective Date. First Reading

(Arts, Culture and Entertainment)

ACTION: Discussion held. Ordinance approved on first reading as amended. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Dermer; Ballot vote: 5:2, Opposed: Mayor Kasdin and Vice-Mayor Liebman. Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled on November 8, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. R. Parcher to Notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. David Whitman to handle.

Amendment: Section 2-558 page 268, line 11 (Additionally, effective December 31, 2000 2002.).

Murray Dubbin, City Attorney to clarify ordinance language.

 

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R5B Commission Memorandum No. 780-00 (Page 271)

An Ordinance Amending Article III, Entitled "Agencies, Boards and Committees" of Miami Beach City Code Chapter 2, Entitled "Administration" and Article IV, Entitled "Criminal Nuisances" of Miami Beach City Code Chapter 70, Entitled "Miscellaneous Offenses"; Expanding the Definition of Public Nuisance; Amending Penalties on Places Declared Public Nuisances; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Codification, and an Effective Date. 10:30 a.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Public Hearing held. Ordinance Number 2000-3273 as amended. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Ballot vote: 7-0. Legal Department to revise the ordinance. R. Parcher to forward to Municipal Code and to handle.

Amendment 1. Section 2-190.58(a) "The presence of two three or ...."

Amendment 2. Section 70-232(b) ".........written notice signed by at least two three members...."

 

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R5C Commission Memorandum No. 781-00 (Page 285)

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.

10:45 a.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing(Finance Department)

(First Reading September 27, 2000)

ACTION: Public Hearing held. Ordinance Number 2000-3274 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; Ballot vote: 7-0. R. Parcher to forward to Municipal Code. Patricia Walker to handle.

 

R5D Commission Memorandum No. 782-00 (Page 293)

Ordinance - Covenants in Lieu of Unity of Title

An Ordinance Creating Section 118-5 in the City's Land Development Regulations Entitled: "Unity of Title; Covenant in Lieu Thereof"; Clarifying the Requirement of a Unity of Title for Certain Developments; Authorizing the Planning Director to Accept Covenants in Lieu of Unity of Title, in a Form Acceptable to the City Attorney; Specifying the Provisions of Such a Covenant, and Accompanying Easement and Operating Agreement; Providing for Treatment of the Unified Site as one Site Under the Land Development Regulations; Providing for Inclusion in the Code of the City of Miami-Beach, Florida; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. 11:15 a.m. Public Hearing Second Reading (Planning Department)

(Continued from July 12, 2000)

ACTION: Public Hearing held. Ordinance Number 2000-3275 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Ballot vote: 7-0. R. Parcher to forward to Municipal Code. Jorge Gomez to handle.

 

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R5E Commission Memorandum No. 783-00 (Page 301)

An Ordinance Establishing a Temporary One Hundred and Eighty (180) Day Moratorium on the Issuance of All Pay Telephone Permits, Including Renewal Permits, which Shall Automatically Dissolve Upon the Earlier of the Expiration of the One Hundred and Eighty (180) Day Period or Upon the Final Resolution of All Pending Litigation Against the City of Miami Beach with Regard to Pay Telephones; Providing for Repealer; Providing for Severability, and Providing for an Effective Date. 11:00 a.m. First Reading, Public Hearing

(Public Works Department)

ACTION: Public Hearing held. Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Ballot vote: 6-0; Absent: Mayor Kasdin. Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled on November 8, 2000 at 5:05 p.m. R. Parcher to Notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Legal Department and Matthew Schwartz to handle.

City Clerk's note: The public hearing advertisement specified 90 day moratorium. The ordinance as presented to the City Commission specified 180 day moratorium. The City Attorney opined that this was not problem.

 

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R5F Commission Memorandum No. 784-00 (Page 307)

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 Proposals No. 101-99/00; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Codification, and a Retroactive Effective Date of October 1, 2000. First Reading

(Sanitation Department)

(Deferred from September 27, 2000)

ACTION: Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Garcia, Ballot vote: 7-0; Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled on November 8, 2000 at 11:15 a.m. R. Parcher to Notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Matthew Schwartz and Patricia Walker to handle.

Discuss was held regarding the senior citizen Homestead Exemption discount. The next time the Administration recommends approving an ordinance for an addition exemption for seniors to prepare the ordinance two ways. 1) authorizing an additional $16,000 (full $25,000) in the second year and 2) authorizing the second year exemptions of $8,000 for total of $17,000. Patricia Walker to handle.

 

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R5G Commission Memorandum No. 785-00 (Page 315)

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

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Nancy Liebman)

(Continued from September 27, 2000)

ACTION: Public hearing open and continued to November 8 at 3:45 pm.

Discussion held. Motion made by Commissioner Smith to open and continue so that he can have time to review the ordinance to see if it can be made less cumbersome; seconded by Commissioner Dermer; . Voice vote: 7-0. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Jorge Gomez to handle.

Vice-Mayor Liebman stated that FDOT and any other public agency which comes into Miami Beach to remove trees needs to be made aware of this ordinance.

Commissioner Bower stated that if the ordinance is adopted, how will the public be notified and how will it be enforced? Nannette Rodriguez to handle.

 

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R5H Commission Memorandum No. 786-00 (Page 325)

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 Regarding Organizations which Seek a Fee Waiver for the Use of Municipal Facilities to Provide Confirmation in Writing that Said Organization Does Not so Discriminate with Regard to Public Access During the Use of the Municipal Facility; Providing for Codification; Providing for Repealer; Providing for Severability; and Providing for an Effective Date. 2:45 p.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

(Requested by Vice Mayor Nancy Liebman)

(Continued from September 27, 2000)

ACTION: Public Hearing open and continued to November 8 at 4:00 pm. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower to open and continue; Voice vote: 7-0. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

City Clerk's Note: This item was referred to the Community Relations Committee. The Committee has heard the item. The actions of the Committee should be incorporated with the item on the 11/8 agenda.

 

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R5I Commission Memorandum No. 787-00 (Page 329)

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. 11:30 a.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Nancy Liebman)

(First Reading September 27, 2000)

ACTION: Public Hearing held. Ordinance Number 2000-3276 adopted as amended. Commissioner Smith amended the ordinance:

(Section 70-126(a) "Commercial property. corrective action within 48 hours seven (7) business days"

(Section 70-126(a) "Non-commercial property. corrective action within seven(7) ten (10) calendar business days "

(Section 70-126(b)(1) "Commercial property. corrective action within two seven (7) business days"

(Section 70-126(b)(2) "Non-commercial property. corrective action within seven(7) ten (10) calendar business days ..."

Motion made by Vice Mayor Liebman to adopt as amended; seconded by Commissioner Smith. Ballot vote: 6-1. Opposed: Commissioner Bower. R. Parcher to forward to Municipal Code. Ronnie Singer to handle.

Handout:

1. Letter to the Mayor and Commission from Donald P. Shockey, dated October 18, 2000, regarding Graffiti Ordinance.

 

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R5J Commission Memorandum No. 816-00 (Page 355)

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 106 of the Miami Beach City Code Entitled "Traffic and Vehicles" by Amending Section 106-9 to Be Entitled "Advertising Vehicles" by Providing That Advertising Vehicles Shall Be Regulated as Provided under Section 138-74(b) of the City Code; and by Amending Chapter 138 of the Miami Beach City Code Entitled "Signs" by Amending Section 138-74 Thereof Entitled "Display of Signs or Advertisement on Parked Vehicles Prohibited" by Expanding the Prohibition of Signs or Advertisement on Vehicles to Include Watercraft and to Include Instances When Vehicles and Watercraft Are on Public Roadways, Waterways, Marine Areas, or Other Public Places Within the City and by Providing for Penalties; Providing for Codification, Repealer, Severability, and an Effective Date. First Reading

(Planning Department)

(To Be Submitted Under Separate Cover)

ACTION: Ordinance approved on first reading. Discussion held.

Motion made by Commissioner Garcia to defer to November 29, 2000 to a time certain in the a.m.; seconded by Commissioner Smith. Discussion continued. Commissioner Garcia withdrew his motion to defer.

Commissioner Smith and Dermer questioned the legality of the ordinance. One of the questions is will the ordinance pass the challenge of solving traffic problems or assist public safety.

Motion made by Commissioner Garcia adopt on first reading and to have the Administration and Legal come back with additional information; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman; Ballot vote: 5-2; Opposed: Commissioners Dermer and Smith. Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled for November 29, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. R. Parcher to Notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Jorge Gomez and Legal Department to handle.

Administration to organize a meeting of the Administration and public to review the ordinance. The notice should contain language that one or more members of the Miami Beach City Commission may be in attendance.

Handouts:

1. Faxed Letter from Dennis Iadarola to Mayor and Commission, dated Oct. 17th, 2000 regarding Roaming Billboards.

2. Letter from Jeffrey Abbaticchio to Vice-Mayor Liebman, dated Oct. 18, 2000 regarding: Superior Mobile Advertising's letter.

3. Faxed Letter (10/17/00) from Richard I. Kroop, Attorney at Law to Mayor and Commission, dated October 21, 2000, regarding: Proposed Banning of Roaming Billboards cc: to the Planning Board.

4. Pictures regarding Roaming Billboards (4 pictures illustrated in a 81/2 x 11 sheet), 4 original 5X7 photographs, 1 brochure titled: Do It Outdoors and a brochure from Mobile Television Advertising with a 5x7 photograph attached.

5. Sign-In Sheet from the Ocean Drive Association dated 10/10/00 with attachments:

(1) Letter to Commissioner Liebman from Janet Atlas, dated October 11, 2000, regarding Mobile Billboards.

(2) Faxed Letter from Erika Brigham to the Commission, dated October 8, 2000, regarding Mobile Billboards.

(3) Letter from Mr. Marlo Courtney (Ocean Drive Association) to Vice-Mayor Liebman, dated October 13, 2000, regarding Banning Mobile Billboards.

(4) Original letter from Mark Soyka (News Cafe)to Vice-Mayor Liebman, dated October 12, 2000, regarding Roaming Billboards.

(5) Faxed Letter from Dennis Iadarola to the Mayor and Commission, dated October 17, 2000, regarding Roaming Billboards.

(6) Faxed Letter from Dennis Iadarola (Superior Mobile Advertising), dated October 17, 2000, regarding Roaming Billboards.

(7) Faxed Letter from the Law Offices of Kroop & Scheinberg, P.A., dated September 21, 2000, regarding the Proposed Banning of Roaming Billboards.

(8) Faxed Letter from Jeffrey Abbatichio (Loews Miami Beach Hotel), dated October 18, 2000 regarding letter received from Superior Mobile Advertising.

(6) Speakers List on Item to Amend CA.106-Advertising Vehicles, dated October 18, 2000.

(7) Copies of 5 Pages, regarding United States Court of Appeal 11th Circuit, 766-F.2D1528

 

R6 - Commission Committee Reports

R6A Commission Memorandum No. 788-00 (Page 357)

Report of 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:

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Motion made by Commissioner Bower to accept item 6 of the reports; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman. Voice vote 6-0; absent: Commissioner Cruz.

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Motion made by Commissioner Bower to accept the remainder of the report; seconded by Commissioner Garcia.

 

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R6B Commission Memorandum No. 789-00 (Page 361)

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) Discussion of Parks and Recreation Department Rental Facilities and Recreation Programs Fee Waivers; 3) 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; 4) Discussion of a Request or Proposals for the Operations and Management of Beachfront Concessions on the Beaches East of Lummus Park and Marjory Stoneman Douglas Park.

ACTION: Report accepted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman; no vote take. Mayor Kasdin stated that the report is deemed accepted.

Handout:

1. Memorandum from Frank DelVecchio to Joe Damian, dated: October 16, 2000, regarding Agenda Item R7N, Amendment to Penrod's Concession Agreement, and Item R6B, regarding management of beachfront concessions on the beaches east of Lummus Park and Marjory Stoneman Douglas Oceanbeach Park.

 

R6C Commission Memorandum No. 790-00 (Page 365)

Report on the Neighborhoods Committee Meeting of September 22, 2000: 1) Pine Tree Park Bark Park.

ACTION: Report accepted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Voice Vote: 7-0.

 

R6D Commission Memorandum No. 791-00 (Page 369)

Report on the Special Land Use and Development Committee Meeting on September 25, 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.

ACTION: Report accepted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Voice Vote: 7-0.

 

R6E Verbal Report of the Neighborhoods Committee Meeting of October 11, 2000 - North Meridian Transfer Station. (Page 373)

ACTION: The Bayshore Trash Transfer Station issue was discussed during the Sutnick Citizens' Forum. No action is necessary with this item.

 

R6F Verbal Report of the Land Use and Development Committee Meeting of October 16, 2000: 1) Referral to the Land Use Committee of a 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; 2) Discussion Regarding the Cultural Arts Organizations' Lease Extension Requests and the City Administration Offices Relocation Plans; 3) Status Report on West Avenue/Dade Boulevard and 17th Street Connector Study; 4) Discussion on Changes to the Land Development Regulations of the Miami Beach Code to Regulate the Number, Location, Placement and Design of Newspaper Racks. (Page 375)

ACTION: Report accepted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman; Voice Vote: 7-0. On item 4 - Mayor Kasdin stated that Vice-Mayor Liebman could bring this back if she wishes.

 

R7 - Resolutions

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R7A Commission Memorandum No. 792-00 (Page 377)

Resolution Approving Lease Agreement with the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, to Lease 75 Parking Spaces Adjacent to North Beach Elementary, Located at 4100 Prairie Avenue, and Waiving by 5/7ths Vote the Public Bidding and Appraisal Requirements, Pursuant to Section 82-39 of the City Code, Finding Said Waiver to be in the Best Interest of the City. 2:00 p.m. Public Hearing (City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24124 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman; Voice vote: 7-0. Saul Frances to handle.

City Clerk's Note: Discount rate provides for annual payments to the City of $9,180 for the 75 spaces. The proposed lease is for 5 years, with extension option of five years each, upon the mutual consent of the parties and subject to an annual review of parking rates based upon the actual usage realized at the garage and surface lot.

 

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R7B Commission Memorandum No. 793-00 (Page 399)

Resolution Approving an Amendment to the Agreement of Lease and Approving on First Reading, the First Amendment to the Development Agreement, in Accordance with the Requirements of the Florida Local Government Development Agreement Act, Between the City of Miami Beach and 16th Street Partners LLC, for Development of the Site Located at Washington Avenue and 16th Street, and Setting the Second Public Hearing for Consideration of the First Amendment to the Development Agreement on November 8, 2000 3:30 p.m. Public Hearing

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24125 adopted as amended. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman to approve the Development Agreement on first reading and schedule second public hearing for November 8, 2000 at 3:30 pm to approval the Development Agreement and lease; Voice vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Cruz. R. Parcher to notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Christina Cuervo and Larry Levy to handle.

 

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R7C Commission Memorandum No. 794-00 (Page 423)

Resolution Authorizing an Appropriation of $1,576,411 to Implement Option A, as Presented in REG's Architect, Inc.'s Report, Dated September 25, 2000, Regarding the South Shore Community Center; Further Appropriating Said Funding as Follows: G. O. Bond Funds, $1,251,411; Sunshine State HVAC Loan Pool Funds, $100,000; Sunshine State Switch Gear Loan Pool Funds, $25,000; City-wide Roof Repair - G.O. Bond Funds, $100,000; and City-Wide ADA Repair - G.O. Bond Funds, $100,000; Authorizing an Increase to REG Architects, Inc.'s Contract from $85,702 to $115,103, in Accordance with the Percentage Set Forth in Their Architectural and Engineering Services Contract Approved via Resolution 2000-23450; Further Recommending Implementation of Option A with the Understanding That Complete Restoration of Basic Utility Systems Will Be Completed; and Further Authorizing the City's Property Management Division to Serve as the General Contractor for the South Shore Community Center Renovation Project.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24126 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0. Patricia Walker to appropriate the money. Brad Judd to handle general contractor responsibilities.

 

1:05 pm

R7D Commission Memorandum No. 795-00 (Page 503)

Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of City of Miami Beach, Florida Stormwater Revenue Bonds, Series 2000, in an Aggregate Principal Amount Not to Exceed $57,500,000, for the Purpose of Paying Portion of the Cost (as Defined Herein) of Improvements to the City's Stormwater Utility; Providing for the Issuance of Additional Stormwater Revenue Bonds and the Incurrence of Other Types of Indebtedness of the City to Pay all or Part of the Cost of Additional Improvements to the City's Stormwater Utility and for Refunding Outstanding Stormwater Revenue Bonds; Providing for the Payment of Such Bonds, Other Utility Debt and the Interest Thereon; Setting Forth the Rights and Remedies of the Holders of Such Bonds and Other Indebtedness; Providing Certain Details of the Series 2000 Bonds; Delegating Certain Matters in Connection with the Issuance of the Series 2000 Bonds to the Mayor; Appointing Bond Registrar for the Series 2000 Bonds; Authorizing the Negotiated Sale of the Series 2000 Bonds and Approving the Form, Execution and Delivery of the Bond Purchase Agreement for the Series 2000 Bonds; Approving the Form of Preliminary Official Statement for the Series 2000 Bonds and Authorizing the Execution and Delivery of the Official Statement for the Series 2000 Bonds; Providing for Credit Facility and Reserve Account Insurance Policy and Approving the Form, Execution and Delivery of Debt Service Reserve Fund Policy Agreement with the Provider Thereof; Covenanting to Provide Continuing Disclosure in Connection with the Series 2000 Bonds in Accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 15C2-12 and Approving the Form, Execution and Delivery of Commitment with Respect Thereto; Authorizing Officials of the City to Take all Necessary Actions in Connection with the Issuance of the Series 2000 Bonds; Providing Severability Clause, Repealer Provision and Providing an Effective Date.

(Finance Department)

(Additional Documents Submitted Under Separate Cover)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24127 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0. Patricia Walker to handle.

 

6:49 pm

R7E Commission Memorandum No. 796-00 (Page 509)

Resolution Adopting Fiscal Year (FY) 2000-2001 Budgets for Special Revenue Funds for Resort Tax; Log Cabin Training Center Operations; Bass Museum of Art; Parks and Recreation; Homeless Program; Miami Beach Orchid Show; and Festival of the Arts.

(Office of Management and Budget)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24128 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman; Voice vote: 7-0. Jose Cruz to handle.

 

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R7F Commission Memorandum No. 798-00 (Page 517)

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)

(Deferred from September 27, 2000)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24129 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Vice Mayor Liebman; Voice vote: 5-2; Opposed: Commissioners Dermer and Garcia. Saul Frances and Patricia Walker to handle.

City Clerk's Note: Council Towers

 

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R7G Commission Memorandum No. 799-00 (Page 523)

Resolution Waiving, by 5/7ths Vote, the Competitive Bidding Requirement and Approving Two (2) Year Towing Permit with Beach Towing Services, Inc. and Tremont Towing Services, Inc., Respectively; Commencing on December 1, 2000, and Expiring on November 30, 2002, with Options to Renew for Three (3) Additional One (1) Year Periods, at the Sole Discretion of the City; Further Approving the Eleventh Amendment to the Administrative Rules and Regulations for the Police Department and Parking Department Towing Permit; Said Amendment Providing for Municipal Code Requirements.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24130 adopted. Motion made by Vice Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 6-1; Opposed: Mayor Kasdin. Saul Frances and Chief Barreto to handle.

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R7H Commission Memorandum No. 800-00 (Page 567)

Resolution Appropriating the Amount of $2,093,000 for Funds Required to Operate the 7th Street and Collins Avenue Parking Garage for Fiscal Year 2000-2001, and Also to Repay the Proportionate Share of the Gulf Breeze Loan Pool Debt Service.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24131 adopted. Motion made by Vice Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0. Saul Frances and Patricia Walker to handle.

 

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R7I Commission Memorandum No. 801-00 (Page 571)

Resolution Adopting the Fiscal Year 2000-01 Operating Budget for the Electrowave Shuttle Service, in the Amount of $1,925,993; Such Budget Funding the Operation of Both the Existing Washington Avenue Route Plus the New Collins Avenue Route; and Appropriating Funding Packet which Includes $1,050,000 in Miami Beach Parking Enterprise Retained Earnings; $300,000 in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Funds; $139,993 in Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Funds; $50,000 in Transportation Mitigation Funds; $250,000 in Projected Fare Collection Revenues; $20,000 in Projected Advertising Revenues; and Approximately $116,000 in Carry-Over Funds from the FDOT/Joint Participation Agreement for the Electrowave Project.

(Transportation and Concurrency)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24132 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0. Joseph Johnson and Jose Cruz to handle.

Handout:

1. Powerpoint Presentation, dated October 18, 2000, titled: Electrowave Shuttle Service Update.

 

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R7J Commission Memorandum No. 802-00 (Page 579)

Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute Second Amendment to the Contract with Red Top Transportation, Inc., A.K.A. Coach USA, Inc., Dated November 19, 1997; Said Amendment, in an Amount Not to Exceed $990,954.12, to Provide Management and Operation of the Electrowave Shuttle Service in Fiscal Year 2000-01; Exercising the Second and Last-Year Option to Renew the Contract; Approving and Authorizing Pass-Through Costs, Above and Beyond the Contract Cost, in the Amount of $87,000, for Insurance Coverage for Eleven City-Owned Shuttle Vehicles, and Approximately $4,675 in County-Required Vehicle Permits and Fees; and Further Utilizing Funds Provided for the Respective Purposes in the Fiscal Year 2000-01 Electrowave Operating Budget.

(Transportation and Concurrency)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24133 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman; Voice vote: 7-0. Joseph Johnson to handle.

 

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R7K Commission Memorandum No. 803-00 (Page 601)

Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute Professional Services Agreement, in the Amount of $99,250, Between the City of Miami Beach and the Miami Beach Transportation Management Association (MBTMA), for Contract Management and Administrative Services for the Electrowave Project, to be Performed by MBTMA; and Further Authorizing the Payment of $99,250 in Project Administration Funds from the Adopted Fiscal Year 2000-01 Electrowave Operating Budget, Such Payment Being Made on Quarterly Basis, Beginning October 1, 2000.

(Transportation and Concurrency)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24134 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman. Voice vote: 7-0. Joseph Johnson to handle.

 

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R7L Commission Memorandum No. 804-00 (Page 629)

Resolution Authorizing the Appropriation and Transfer of $1.050 Million from Parking Enterprise Retained Earnings to the Electrowave Operating Budget; Subject to the Determination that the Parking Enterprise Fund has Met all Debt Covenants for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

(Transportation and Concurrency/Parking)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24135 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz to adopt the resolution. (Voice vote on the original motion to adopt the resolution 7-0.)

Commissioner Dermer requested an amendment to the motion that before any further studies are done regarding the Electrowave operation than policy be formulated to identify future funding sources. Amendment not accepted.

Commissioner Dermer requested an amendment to the motion that at the next budget cycle that policy be formulated to identify future funding sources. Amendment not accepted.

Voice vote on the original motion to adopt the resolution 7-0. Joseph Johnson and Jose Cruz to handle.

Commissioner Cruz stated that parking funds should be used to defray the cost of reducing traffic, however, the Administration needs to formulate long term policy to fund the Electrowave.

Commissioner Smith agreed that long term funding source is needed. He mentioned road impact fees be investigated, look at hotels providing some of the funding, and to look for other funding opportunities. He stated the Administration needs to commit to finding additional funding sources.

Jorge Gonzalez, City Manager, stated that this is a one-time funding source. The Administration is looking at other funding sources. The use of Impact fees will be investigated and if amendments to the use of impact fee legislation is required, they will be pursued.

Mayor Kasdin stated that the financing is a dynamic process and needs to be flexible. He also stated that if necessary, it is entirely appropriate to use parking funds to encourage people to get out of their cars which will benefit the quality of life for the residents.

Commissioner Garcia stated that he is in favor of the Electrowave system and would like to see it extended to the North Beach area.

Commissioner Dermer stated that the Electrowave is supporting a purpose, however, he is uncomfortable committing parking funds to support the Electrowave but feels the City Manager will find alternative funding sources.

Commissioner Bower stated that she supports the Electrowave and is confident that the City Manager will find the best funding mechanism.

Speaker "Count L.F.M. de W. Rosenthal e Meyerbeer W. Chwdzikiewicz N. Chodkiewicz stated that the "S bus goes from here [City Hall] to North Beach has been 2 hours late on some of the trips. The "Count requested those Commissioners who are concerned about the working class people in North Beach or the Administration to contact the Miami-Dade County Transit Authority to find out about a survey [public transportation] being done in Aventura and to have it include the North and South Beach area.

 

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R7M Commission Memorandum No. 805-00 (Page 633)

Resolution Adopting the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (VCA) Fiscal Year 2000/2001 Budget, in the Amount of $1,070,320.32.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24136 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Voice vote: 7-0. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli and Jose Cruz to handle.

City Clerk's note: The VCA was created and exists pursuant to Chapter 67-930 of the Laws of Florida and Sections 102-246 through, and including 102-254 of the code of the City

 

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R7N Commission Memorandum No. 806-00 (Page 639)

Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to Execute Amendment No. 4 to the Concession Agreement Between the City of Miami Beach and Penrod Brothers, Inc. for Rental of Equipment with Food and Beverage Service at Pier Park, Oceanfront Park, and Lummus Park; Further Waiving, by 5/7ths Vote, the Competitive Bidding Requirement to Allow Penrod Brothers, Pursuant to this Amendment No. 4, to Operate Pilot Concession Program at North Shore Open Space Park, Finding such Waiver to be in the Best Interest of the City.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24137 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman; Voice vote: 7-0. Christina Cuervo and Joe Damian to handle.

Christina Cuervo stated that this amendment increase the percentage return to the City from 10% to 15% of the total revenue. As part of the extension to the contract the chair rental rate has been increased from $5 to up to $10. The charge will be determined by Penrods. The third amendment to the contract involves a pilot program to operate some sort of concession on weekends and holidays.

Penrods will not operate the concession in the park but on the beach in front of North Shore Open Space Park.

Commissioner Liebman stated that is if the City doesn't get any action from the State, the City can pass design guidelines as necessary. Secondly, why can't the City do the rules and regulations for South of 29 Street and worry about the North end in the future.

Handout:

1. Memorandum from Frank DelVecchio to Joe Damian, dated: October 16, 2000, regarding Agenda Item R7N Amendment to Penrod's Concession Agreement and Item R6B, regarding management of beachfront concessions on the beaches east of Lummus Park and Marjory Stoneman Douglas Oceanbeach Park.

 

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R7O Commission Memorandum No. 813-00 (Page 647)

Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Contract with One of the Seven Architectural and Engineering Firms on the City's Rotational List for Fee Not to Exceed $25,000; to Conduct Site Analysis and Develop Concept Plan for the 17th Street and Washington Avenue Site, Incorporating the Proposed Expansion of the New World Symphony; Appropriating Said Funding from Parking Enterprise Funds, and if Unsuccessful in Negotiating Such Contract, Authorizing the Issuance of Request for Proposals to Conduct Same and to Be Funded by Parking Enterprise Funds and City Center Tax Increment Funds.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Presentation made by supporters of the New World Symphony. Discussion held. Resolution No. 2000-24138 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman; voice vote: 7-0. Christina Cuervo to handle.

Mayor Kasdin asked Mr. Sisser if he would be willing to assists in getting funding from Miami-Dade County. Mr. Sisser agreed to assist pro bono.

Vice-Mayor Liebman stated a referral has been made to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee to revisit how the bond funds could be used to address the parking space issues.

Mayor Kasdin stated that among the architects and planners that one with strong planning background be chosen since it involves both urban and site planning. He expressed the building being the single most important cultural building in the state of Florida.

Commissioner Bower stated not to tie the city with the top 7 architectural contract if they do not meet the qualifications of a urban and site planner.

Christina Cuervo gave a verbal report regarding the Land Use Committee's observation for the site: (1) New World Symphony facility, (2) Public Facilities and (3) Endorsement for a study for other uses and also a Request for Proposal in preparation not to delay said process in the case the current seven Architectural and Engineering Firms on the City's Rotational List does not meet the criteria needed. Attention is given to the specific scope of services, site analysis and a concept plan including the preparation for a site analysis, identify the configuration and location not limited to the Southwest corner, evaluation for urban needs and potential growth and how it will interact with the New World Symphony along with a parking analysis, totaling to a concept plan, addressing urban concerns and a preliminary for cost estimates. She also stated that Matthew Schwartz would collaborate in working with AIA with consultants for assistance.

Commissioner Cruz stated that the City has an opportunity to create, using either the eastern most lot or this lot, a unique campus atmosphere with this building being the center piece with other cultural type venues surrounding it. Commissioner Cruz stated that perhaps the preferred parking lot or other alternative parking can be found. He stated that the building area should not be too dense.

Handout:

1. Article in the Miami Herald Opinion Page dated October 18, 2000, titled: Study Symphony Request.

R7P Commission Memorandum No. 814-00 (Page 683)

Resolution Accepting the Recommendation of the City Manager to Enter Into an Agreement for One-Year with KPMG for Auditing Services in an Amount not to Exceed $147,500; Rejecting all Proposals Received in Response to Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 113-99/00; and Authorizing the Issuance of Request for Proposals for Auditing Services.

(Finance Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24139 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; Voice vote: 7-0. Patricia Walker and Jim Sutter to handle. Gus Lopez to issue RFP.

 

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R7Q Commission Memorandum No. 815-00 (Page 691)

Resolution Accepting the Recommendation of the City Manager Pertaining to the Ranking of the Proposals Received in Response to Request for Qualifications (RFQ) No. 102/99-00, to Provide Program Management Services to Manage Construction Projects within the Public Right-of-Way; Authorizing the Administration to Enter into Negotiations with the Most Qualified Firm, Hazen and Sawyer; Further Authorizing the Administration to Negotiate with the Second Most Qualified Firm, as Determined by the City Manager, Should the Administration Not be Able to Successfully Negotiate Contract with Hazen and Sawyer; and Further Authorizing the Administration to Negotiate with the Third Most Qualified Firm, as Determined by the City Manager, Should the Administration Not Be Able to Successfully Negotiate Contract with the Second Most Qualified Firm.

(Procurement Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24140 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

Commissioner Cruz stated that a matrix of responsibilities would be helpful to track the responsibilities of all parties concerned.

Administration stated that the contract should come back to the Commission the second meeting in November with work to begin in January. Mayor Kasdin requested the contract to be given to the Commission as far in advance as possible prior to the meeting.

Jorge Gonzalez suggested that a workshop so that the Commission will understand the contract and the services.

 

R9 - New Business and Commission Requests

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R9A Commission Memorandum No. 807-00 (Page 707)

Board and Committee Appointments.

ACTION: Appointments made.

Production Industry Council:

Totty Saizarbitoria Term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Smith

Golf Advisory Committee

Daniel Spring Term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Mayor Kasdin

Convention Center Capital Projects Oversight Committee

Steve Zack Term expires 12/31/2000 appointed by Mayor Kasdin

Barrier Free Environment Committee

Rabbi Solomon Schiff Term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Mayor Kasdin

 

R9B(1) Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizen's Forum. (1:30 p.m.) (Page 755)

ACTION:

Sutnick - Part I

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1. Property Management's electrician Mr. Marvin Sarria spoke about the poor working conditions on behalf of all the men and women working in Property Management Department. He spoke in regards to their location situated in Flamingo Park, and how the building was condemned by the Building Department due to sub standard conditions. He also requested for the administration to look into compensation study of salaries as compared with other municipalities.

Mayor Kasdin referred this item so that the administration could address. Jorge Gonzalez stated his sympathy with the facility and commented in regards to salaries that is subject to negotiations through our union bargaining.

Assistant City Manager, Matthew Schwartz stated through the bond issue approximately $1.9 million dollars have been allocated for building. He also addressed they were looking into an alternative location and also the possibility of consolidating their facilities. In the interim while the building is closed, they are looking into raising the floors and fixing the drainage system in order to alleviate flooding. He also stated structural and roof repairs within the next 30 days and that it would take 24 months for the building to be completed.

Commissioner Garcia questioned the study regarding the relocation of the facility and the costs incurred. He stated it has been 5 years since the city has been looking into this. He expressed rather than relocating the facility, repairs the existing conditions should be priority.

Commissioner Bower also agreed with Commissioner Garcia and made a comment that rather than continuing to study the situation for action to be taken. She also requested an estimate on the costs, and was also concerned where the staff would be housed during this process.

Assistant City Manager Matthew Schwartz stated some of the work had been postponed and that other work was being performed outside of the facility, he stated he had a company looking into placing a trailer as means to be used as a facility. Brad Judd stated that the majority of the full time workers, work out of carpentry shop and that at the present time other workers are working on projects throughout the city.

Vice-Mayor Liebman commented on monies from bond issue and that on the top of the list there is money for restructuring. She was also concerned about the salaries and expressed that these employees are qualified professionals and that we could lose them to private sectors. Vice-Mayor Liebman requested a competitive rate study to be prepared. T.C. Adderly to handle.

Commissioner Dermer stated he visited the facility after it had rained and considered it to be unsafe. He expressed his concern on their space. He stated there are bond monies available, however the question would be finding out where to put the facility, and that this issue should be debated soon.

Marvin stated all supervisors are State Certified Contractors, and that building does not meet any federal or state regulations.

Commissioner Smith expressed the facility being in a deplorable condition. He stated the building should be built with GO monies now and not months from now, and to work closely with the community and the architects so that it would be compatible and pleasing to everyone.

Commissioner Dermer requested for this item to be considered as part of the GO Bond Discussion with recommendation to the next commission meeting. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

Mr. Jeff Ornest, an employee in carpentry for Property Management expressed his concerns regarding the positions, classifications and salaries within their division and how it needs to be re-evaluated and studied through Human Resources.

Administration to report back in 30 to 60 days with recommendation. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

Sutnick - Part II

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2. Joe Fontana expressed his satisfaction regarding flags being displayed during the holidays. He stated he was very happy and very proud. He stated how the different departments have come together in making it all happen. He thanked Brad Judd from Property Management for helping to put flags up, Chief Barreto from the Police Department for having his staff and people in providing 400 flags to be displayed and John Oldenburg from the Parks Department. He expressed the American flags showing patriotism throughout the city. He stated flags being displayed from 17th Street to the Police Station for the Nov. 11th parade.

3. (5:13 pm) Minnette Benson expressed for several months concrete resolution in regards to citizen input to be included in the process regarding mitigation and the parking process and it has not been addressed. She stated that developers would have to pay, not as favor but as right since they are affected. What is the status of the request regarding citizen impacted by parking issues and asked if these projects affect traffic concurrency? Joseph Johnson to handle.

4. (5:16 pm) Dee Hoheimer resident of Sunshine Tower expressed her concern on the Convention Centers' Parking Lot. She stated semi trucks not turning off their engines in this instance during the auto show. She said it is worst since last year and that it is truck stop. She suggested perhaps for the trucks to park as far out west as possible. She stated to her knowledge there have never been fines. Administration needs to address.

Vice-Mayor Liebman requested the Administration to report on how to solve this problems in the future. Saul Frances and Chief Barreto to handle. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to see if language can be added to the Convention Center contract prohibiting the vehicles from running their engines at night.

5. Ruth Pasarela with the Housing Authority, were sent to seminar regarding the ruling 964 approved by Congress, and the voting process for their board members.

6. Alfredo Rey expressed his concerns regarding Abbott and Indian Creek going South whether or not it was FDOT and to what extent does the city have control over the hours of operation. The two lanes are closed only one lane is open during rush hour, and perhaps it could be closed during the evenings if not an inconvenience to the residents. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

7. David Kelsey spoke in regards to the parking rate increase. He also complained about the lack of adherence to the time-certain.

8. Pedro Becerra Fragments on the Beach, expressed how his rights have been violated, he feels they have discriminated him and he is singled out in regards to his concession, and how he was given last minute notice to relocate because of Bouche Brothers concessions.

9. Bea Kalstein expressed how time certain needs to be respected, and how Swedroe item has been taken out of line and how he has not been the only one yet has been singled out.

10. Harriet Feverman expressed how her area is dump compared to other neighborhoods and how this facility should be relocated from the neighborhood.

11. Michael Leonard expressed his concern on the dump and hazards.

12. Dr. Joan Harris, homeowner, expressed her concern on health factors regarding the vehicle fumes.

13. Mr. Harris expressed his concern on public safety especially children living in the area due to large trucks entering the neighborhood.

Administration to research how other municipalities are doing handling and what will it cost the residents to use the 79 Street or another trash transfer station.

14. Elizabeth Donnelly expressed her dissatisfaction with the Film and Production vehicles and questioned why are we not charging for permits.

15. Commissioner Garcia directed the Administration to look into children's traffic safety issues at North Beach Elementary and to report back at the next commission meeting. In addition, refer the item to the Committee for Quality Education in Miami Beach. Chief Barreto and Maria Ruiz to handle.

Handout:

1. Copy of the Federal Register / Vol.64, No. 203, dated October 21, 1999 regarding Rules and Regulations, Re: Public Housing Reform Act.

2. South Beach Hotel and Restaurant Association, regarding Results of South Beach Parking Survey, provided by David Kelsey, dated October 18, 2000.

3. Letter from Deede Weithorn to Commissioner Garcia dated 10/17/00, RE: Children's Safety Issues.

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

ACTION: Not reached.

 

R9C Discussion and Presentation Regarding the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

(Page 757)

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Nancy Liebman)

(Deferred from September 27, 2000)

ACTION: Not reached. Schedule for November 29 Commission Meeting.

 

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R9D Discussion Regarding Convention Center Advisory Board. (Page 759)

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Nancy Liebman)

(Deferred from September 27, 2000)

ACTION: Discussion held. Vice-Mayor Liebman expressed her concern in regards to reducing the Advisory Board members to seven (7) members.

Motion made by Vice-Mayor Liebman to reduce the size of the board from 14 members to 7 members; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 7-0. Legal Department to prepare ordinance. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle. R. Parcher is authorized to make adjustments if necessary and report any changes via an LTC.

 

R9E Discussion Regarding the City's Management Fellow Program. (Page 761)

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

(Deferred from September 27, 2000)

ACTION: Deferred by Commissioner Garcia. Judy Hoanshelt to place on November 8 agenda.

 

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R9F Discussion Regarding the Status of the City's Efforts to Address the Problems Facing the Residents of Sunset Island I and II. (Page 763)

(Commissioner Luis R. Garcia, Jr.)

(Deferred from September 27, 2000)

ACTION: Discussion held. Ms. Janice Sharpstein, President of the Sunset Island Homeowners Association expressed homeowners concerns regarding street signs, directional signs, parking, portallets, construction trucks, etc, for the second time over a year. They are asking for enforcement in the existing code. She expressed her concerns on how Fedex cannot get through Regatta Street because of construction workers. Pyramids have been placed by the homeowners to protect their properties and it has not worked. In regards to water sitting on the streets and other drainage problems, they were told it was going to be addressed in 2001 and now they were told for 2002. She also stated Police protection in regards to traffic control and also construction equipment being placed on the guard house which is a historic site.

Mayor Kasdin expressed his sentiments and that of the commission in their disappointment with the management process. Commissioner Garcia asked if the weekend situation regarding parties had improved and Ms. Sharpstein stated it had.

City Manager, Jorge Gonzalez referenced a memo to the commission regarding the progress on this particular project and stated Bell South was relocating to alleviate the 3rd lane and the guard house area. He also stated routine patroling from the Parking Department along with Code Enforcement was already in place. He also asked the Parks Department to screen the boxes so that they wouldn't look as intrusive.

Matthew Schwartz spoke about a consulting/design team and the necessary equipment, pending bond monies. He stated the guard house was being addressed in the beginning of next year since they are waiting for the easement.

Commissioner Smith stated it has been about 2 or 3 years in which routine maintenance activities have been ignored throughout our city, and how it needs addressing now as part of the $92 million dollar issue.

M. Schwartz stated he had spoken with the additional staff within the Public Works Department to help alleviate these issues.

Commissioner Cruz addressed his concerns on street signs and whether or not it could be done promptly from our end or whether it was county.

Ms. Janice Sharpstein explained that the other constructions taking place were being done by the homeowners as part of their own renovation and for re-sale.

Handout:

1. Fifteen photos

 

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R9G Discussion Regarding Resolution Providing that all Existing City Contracts for Renewal or Extensions 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 Contract Extension or Renewal Date. (Page 769)

(Requested by Commissioner Matti Herrera Bower)

(Deferred from September 27, 2000)

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 2000-24141 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Cruz requesting the Administration to amend the resolution to read as follows: Athat notice of proposed renewal or extension of all City continuing contracts for services and supplies which entail payment by the City in excess of $10,000 shall be presented as an informational report, to the Mayor and City Commission at least 180 days before the contract is to be extended, or renewed by the City."Voice vote: 7-0. Guz Lopez and R. Parcher to handle.

 

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R9H Discussion Regarding Resolution Endorsing the Concept of Renovating and Enhancing Miami Beach Senior High School and Working Closely with the School District to Finalize these Plans. (Page 773) (Requested by Commissioner Matti Herrera Bower)

(Deferred from September 27, 2000)

ACTION: Discussion held. Motion made by Commissioner Bower to adopt the resolution on page 774 of the Commission agenda; seconded by Vice-Mayor Liebman. Voice vote 6-1. Opposed: Commissioner Garcia. Maria Ruiz to handle.

 

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R9I Discussion Regarding the Sidewalk Cafe Ordinance. (Page 777)

(Requested by Commissioner Simon Cruz)

ACTION: Discussion held. Commissioner Smith suggested referring this item to Committee and coming back with an Ordinance. Commissioners Bower and Cruz expressed how much nicer it is looking but to be more considerate as to how we are handling the planters and umbrellas issue.

Commissioner Smith let the business owners find out what is successful and what is not.

Motion made by Commissioner Cruz to find way to allow for grace period for non-conforming establishment(s) regarding planters and umbrellas; seconded by Commissioner Garcia for discussion. Commissioner Garcia withdrew his second. Commissioner Bower seconded; Voice vote: 6-1; Opposed: Commissioner Garcia. Ronnie Singer to handle

The Count (not real name) stated that the Colony Theater is one of the problems and should abide to the rules. He stated that rollerbladers, skateboarders, and bicycles are causing accidents on Lincoln Road.

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R9J Discussion Regarding the Distribution of TOPA Tickets. (Page 789)

(Requested by Commissioner Simon Cruz)

ACTION: Discussion held. Commissioner Cruz raised the question as to what is the policy for distribution. Commissioner Bower questioned what happens to the extra tickets. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli stated tickets are distributed fairly to community organizations, public and private institutions, etc.

Reports and Informational Items

A Commission Memorandum No. 808-00 (Page 791)

City Attorney's Status Report. (City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

B Commission Memorandum No. 809-00 (Page 795)

Status Report on the Collins Park Cultural Campus.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

C Commission Memorandum No. 810-00 (Page 807)

Presentation of the September 2000 Progress Report on the Mayor's Economic Task Force.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

D Commission Memorandum No. 811-00 (Page 865)

Parking Status Report.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

5:01 pm

E Commission Memorandum No. 812-00 (Page 885)

Soundspace at the New World Symphony.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Discussed and written report submitted.

 

NEW ITEM:

Closed Collective Bargaining Session announced and held during the noon break.

End of Regular Agenda


Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency
Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive
October 18, 2000 - 10:00 a.m.

AGENDA

1. ROLL CALL

2. OLD BUSINESS

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A Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-65 (Page 1)

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

ACTION: Written report submitted.

B Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-66 (Page 9)

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

ACTION: Written report submitted.

C Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-67 (Page 13)

Report of the Itemized Revenues and Expenditures of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency for Months Ended August, 2000.(Submitted Under Separate Cover)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

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D Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-68 (Page 15)

Georgian Condominium Status Report.

ACTION: Mayor Kasdin abstained from the discussion. Mayor Neisen Kasdin completed form 8B. Memorandum of voting conflict filed with meeting.

Christina Cuervo gave status report on the actions taken so far.

Rosa De La Camera, Attorney for the Georgian Condominium, spoke.

Discussion held.

Commissioner Dermer suggested to do a test by installing windows in condo and see if it works. Christina Cuervo suggested the Loews pay for the test and Loews agreed.

Christina Cuervo to meet with Condo representatives and report back on November 8. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

Commissioner Bower requested that the Administration come up with recommendation on how to prevent this type of situation from reoccurring.

Status report submitted. Powerpoint presentation made by Mr. Gary Siebein, Siebein & Associates. an acoustics consultant. The presentation was based on the noise ordinance, noise mitigation, the noise impact and acoustical upgrades in regards to windows and sliding doors for noise reduction.

Rosa De La Camera representing the Georgian Condominium stated that the majority of a survey she had conducted with the local residents preferred the enclosure of the loading dock as their best alternative.

John Backer from the Loews Hotel, spoke about how they have met the standards, Christina Cuervo to handle. Administration to follow up Fire Department and the Planning Department in regards to the loading dock.

Handout:

1. Powerpoint presentation regarding: (1) acoustical upgrades (2) mitigation strategies (3) comparison with noise ordinances and impact study information given by Dr. Siebein.

End of Agenda : Meeting adjourned 11:21/2268t8