City of Miami Beach - City Commission Meeting

Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall

1700 Convention Center Drive

November 17, 1999

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AFTER ACTION

PA1 Certificate of Apprec/Lisa Liotta. (Dermer) 1

PA2 Certificates of Apprec/Jim Donelin & Michael Nocito. (Cruz)

PA3 Certificates of Apprec/Police Major Press/Det. Jaccarino & Prieto.(Kasdin)

PA4 New Item: Proclamation/Greg Watts. (Kasdin)

C2A BA 15-99/00, Freight Doors @ Conv. Ctr & TOPA, $49,750. 3

C2B BA 29-99/00, Fulmen Batteries, Repairs & Support Srvs, $12,500. 5

C2C BA 101-98/99, First Aid Supplies, $200,000. 7

C2D PO, Six Defibrillators for Fire Rescue, $68,064.90. 23

C2E BA 97-98/99, Digital Cellular/PCS/2-Way Radio Equip/Srv, $76,923. 25

C2F POs, Office 2000 & E-Mail Deployment, $271,766.73. 27

C2G PO, 8 Portable Changeable Message Signs for Pkg Dept., $140,760. 33

C2H BA 17-99/00, Resurface Youth Ctr Pool, $62,350. 39

C2I BA 8-99/00, Fertilizer, Herbicides & Pesticides/Pks Dept, $43,776.93. 41

C2J BA 11-99/00, Athletic Equipment, $20,000. 47

C2K PO, Chairs for Police Dept. Communications Ctr, $11,615. 53

C2L BA 2-99/00, Public Safety Uniforms, $315,023.81. 55

C2M BA 19-99/00, Hydraulic Power Unit/Trash Pump Set, $11,128.70. 61

C4A Ref: Beach Preservation Comm/Beach Concession Rules & Regs. (Dermer) 63

C4B Ref: Community Affairs Comm/3 Nominations to Great Floridians.(Liebman) 65

C4C Ref: Joint Fin. & Citywide Proj. & Neighborhoods Comms/GO Bond Issue. 77/SC

C7A Consent to Assign Revocable Permit to 404 Investments, Ltd. 83

C7B Amend Annual Action Plans for CDBG Program. 85

C7C Waive Comp. Bids: Background Investigations for Firefighter Cand. 5/7 89

C7D Accept Donation of 11 Pulse Oximeter & CD Detectors: Fire Dept. 93

C7E Renew Agmt w/Central Pkg System for Pkg Meter Collection Srvs. 95

C7F Appropriate $55,000 from FDOT & Weekly Asphalt Paving, Inc. 99

C7G 1st Amendment to Police Confiscation Trust Fund, FY 99/00, $95,150. 101

C7H S-Appropriate $123,915, City Hall Renovations/VCA Bldg. 105

C7I Amendment 3 to Agmt w/Brown&Brown Arch., A/C Units/CC & TOPA, $35,000. 109

C7J Grant to MPO Transportation Enhancement Program for N. Beach. 119

C7K Grant to MPO Transportation Enhancement Program for Venetian Cswy. 125

C7L Reject Responses of RFP 93-98/99, Emp. Benefits Consultant. 131

C7M Amendment 1 to Agmt w/Tom Graboski Assoc., Design Lincoln Rd Signage. 135

R2A BA 9-99/00, Mtg Rm Chairs/Furnishings, Conv. Ctr/TOPA, $1,048,389.96. 143

R5A 11:00 a.m. 2nd Rdg, Establish 11-Member G.O. Bond Oversight Committee. 149

R5B 5:01 p.m. 2nd Rdg, RO Residential/Office Development Regs. 5/7 155

R5C 5:31 p.m. 2nd Rdg, The Bath Club/Rezoning. 5/7 171

R5D 5:32 p.m. 2nd Rdg, The Bath Club/Historic Pres. Designation. 5/7 183

R5E 5:32 p.m. 2nd Rdg, The Bath Club/RM-2 Maximum Bldg Height. 5/7 283

R5F 6:00 p.m. 1st Rdg, St. Francis Hospital Site/Rezoning. 5/7 293

R5G 6:15 p.m. 1st Rdg, St. Francis Hospital Site/RM-PRD2 Dev. Regs. 5/7 301

R5H 3:30 p.m. 1st Rdg, Nightclub Definitions & Hrs of Operation. 5/7 325

R5I 3:45 p.m. 1st Rdg, Neighborhood Impact Establishment Thresholds. 5/7 343

R5J 4:00 p.m. 1st Rdg, Limitation on Nightclubs Locating on Lincoln Rd.5/7 349

R5K 4:15 p.m. 1st Rdg, Nightclub Distance Separations. 5/7 353

R5L 2:45 p.m. 1st Rdg, Sidewalk Cafe Ord. 361

R5M 1st Rdg, Land Use Board Members Absences. 5/7 365

R5N 1st Rdg, Parking Regulations in Historic Districts. 5/7 371

R5O 1st Rdg, Vehicle Impoundment. 377

R5P 3:15 p.m. 2nd Rdg, Add=l Homestead Exemption: Senior Citizens.(Kasdin) 385

R5Q 11:30 a.m. 1st Rdg, Artistic Street Performer Ordinance.(Liebman) 395

R5R D-1st Rdg, Create Separate Budgets for Mayor & City Comm. (Cruz) 399

R6A Verbal Report: Community Affairs Committee Mtg of 11/15/99. 401

R6B Verbal Report: Land Use & Development Committee Mtg of 11/15/99. 403

R7A 2:00 p.m., Sale of 1749 Jefferson Avenue to Gary Davenport. 5/7 405

R7B 10:30 a.m., Open & Cont., Lease Agreement: Holocaust Memorial Site. 447

R7C Extend Current Towing Permits: Beach Towing Srvs & Tremont Towing Srvs. 449

R7D Declare Pkg Emergency: Millennium Weekend/Use of Vacant Surface Lots. 491

R7E 2:30 p.m., Revocable Permit: LaGorce Island Assn, for a Dock Facility. 495

R7F Accept Quitclaim Deed from 37th St. Realty Corp. (Smith) 499

R7G D-Opposition to 2% Bed Tax Increase for Baseball Park. (Cruz & Liebman) 503

R7H D-CMB Support for an Independent Airport Authority. (Cruz) 505

R7I D-Limit Mayoral Campaigns - $100,000 & Commission Seats - $50,000.(Cruz) 507

R7J D-Create a Miami Beach Elder Affairs Dept. (Cruz) 509

R9A Board and Committee Appointments. 511

R9B Update on Regal Cinema. (Liebman) 563

R9C 4:30 pm, Waive Water&Fireline Con. Fees:Miami City Ballet Bldg.(Kasdin) 567

R9D Disc: Req. By Ted del Valle, Pub. re: Miami=s Hist. Neigh. (Liebman) 571

R9E 9:45 a.m., Disc: City Manager Hiring Process. (Kasdin) 575

REPORTS AND INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

A Status Report on the Cultural Campus. 577

B Report on City Planning for the Millennium Weekend. 585

C Parking Status Report. 589

D Public Hrgs before the Planning Bd. Mtg of 11/22/99. 613

E Update on FPL Frequent Power Outages. 615

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ITEMS - 10:00 A.M.

2A Anchor Shops & Pkg, Report on Pkg Operations, September, 1999. 1

3A Report of Itemized Rev. & Expend. Of RDA, thru September, 1999. 3/SC

3B Settlement Agmt w/RDA & Loews Hotel Corp. 5

Call to Order - 9:25 a.m.

Inspirational Message and Pledge of Allegiance

Requests for Additions, Withdrawals, and Deferrals

 

PA - Presentations and Awards

PA1 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Lisa Liotta in Recognition of Bike Path Clean-Up Along the Julia Tuttle Causeway.

(Requested by Commissioner David Dermer)

ACTION: Certificate presented.

 

PA2 Certificates of Appreciation to be Presented to Jim Donelin, Event Director, Commander Post No. 85 United States Marine Corps, and Michael J. Nocito, Event Special Advisor, United States Army.

(Requested by Commissioner Simon Cruz)

ACTION: Certificates presented.

 

PA3 Certificates of Appreciation to be Presented to Police Major Charles Press, Police Detective Michael Jaccarino, and Police Detective Darrell Prieto on Receiving the ANeighborhoods First@ Award.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Certificates presented.

 

PA4 Proclamation presented to Greg Watts, owner of AWords on the Beach.@

ACTION: Proclamation presented.

 

NEW ITEMS:

The following items were announced by City Manager Sergio Rodriguez:

1) For the first time in the City of Miami Beach, a sign language interpreter will be used at the Commission meeting. The signer will be displayed to cable viewers in a display bubble on the television set.

2) Moody=s has updated the City of Miami Beach=s Bond rating to AA1@.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Consent Agenda approved. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; Voice vote: 7-0.

C2 - Competitive Bid Report

 

C2A Commission Memorandum No. 807-99

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to Coast to Coast Construction & Restoration, Inc., in the Amount of $49,750, Pursuant to Bid No. 15-99/00 to Furnish, Install and Maintain Freight Doors at the Miami Beach Convention Center and Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts (TOPA). Funding: Convention Center Capital Account.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Convention Center)

ACTION: Award authorized. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

 

C2B Commission Memorandum No. 808-99

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to EMS, Inc., in the Estimated Annual Amount of $12,500, Pursuant to Bid No. 29-99/00 for Fulmen Batteries, Repairs and Support Services. Funding: Fleet Management Account.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Fleet Management)

ACTION: Award authorized. Drew Terpak to handle.

 

C2C Commission Memorandum No. 809-99

Request for Approval to Award Standing Orders to Multiple Vendors in the Total Estimated Annual Amount of $200,000, Pursuant to Bid No. 101-98/99 for the Purchase of First Aid Supplies. Funding: Fire Department Account.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Fire Department)

ACTION: Standing Orders authorized. Michael Rath to handle.

 

C2D Commission Memorandum No. 810-99

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Physio-Control Corp., in the Amount of $68,064.90, Pursuant to Florida SNAPS Agreement No. 465674 for the Purchase of Six Defibrillators for the Rescue Division of the Fire Department. Funding: EMS Grant Fund Account.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Fire Department)

ACTION: Award authorized. Michael Rath to issue Purchase Order. Chief Jordan to handle.

 

C2E Commission Memorandum No. 811-99

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to BellSouth Mobility, in the Estimated Annual Amount of $76,923, Pursuant to Bid No. 97-98/99 for Digital Cellular/PCS/Two-Way Radio Equipment and Service. Funding: Information Technology Communications Budget Account.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Information Technology)

ACTION: Award authorized. Kay Randall to handle.

 

C2F Commission Memorandum No. 812-99

Request for Approval to Award Purchase Orders to Wareforce, Pursuant to State of Florida Contract No. 252-001-97-1, in the Amount of $144,466.73; to Dell Computers, Inc., Pursuant to State of Florida Contract No. 250-040-99-1, in the Amount of $11,500; to IKON Office Solutions, Pursuant to State of Florida Contract No. 973-578-99-1, in the Amount of $85,000, and Pursuant to State of Florida Contract No. 973-890-98-1, in the Amount of $30,800, for the Purchase, Implementation and Training for the New City Exchange Platform for Office 2000 and E-Mail Deployment in the Total Amount of $271,766.73. Funding: Information Technology Budget Accounts.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Information Technology)

ACTION: Award authorized. Michael Rath to issue Purchase Orders. Kay Randall to handle.

 

C2G Commission Memorandum No. 813-99

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Signalisation Ver-Mac, Inc., in the Amount of $140,760, Pursuant to State of Florida DOT Contract No. P0260 for the Purchase of Eight Portable Changeable Message Signs for the Parking Department. Funding: Parking Department Account.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Award authorized. Michael Rath to issue Purchase Order. Jackie Gonzalez to handle.

 

C2H Commission Memorandum No. 814-99

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to Ultimate Pools Inc., in the Amount of $62,350, Pursuant to Bid No. 17-99/00 for the Resurfacing of the Scott Rakow Youth Center Pool. Funding: Recreation Division Account.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Parks and Recreation)

ACTION: Award authorized. Kevin Smith to handle.

 

C2I Commission Memorandum No. 815-99

Request for Approval to Award a Standing Order to Multiple Vendors in the Estimated Annual Amount of $43,776.93, Pursuant to Bid No. 8-99/00 for the Purchase of Fertilizer, Herbicides and Pesticides. Funding: Parks/Landscape Division Accounts.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Parks and Recreation)

ACTION: Standing Order authorized. Kevin Smith to handle.

 

C2J Commission Memorandum No. 816-99

Request for Approval to Award Standing Orders to Multiple Vendors in the Total Amount of $20,000, Pursuant to Bid No. 11-99/00 for the Purchase of Athletic Equipment. Funding: Recreation Division Accounts.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Parks and Recreation)

ACTION: Standing Orders authorized. Kevin Smith to handle.

 

C2K Commission Memorandum No. 817-99

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Office Pavilion Inc., in the Amount of $11,615, Pursuant to Florida State Contract No. 425-001-97-1 for the Purchase of Chairs for the Police Department Communications Center. Funding: Police Department Confiscation Budget Account.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Award authorized. Michael Rath to issue Purchase Order. Chief Barreto to handle.

 

C2L Commission Memorandum No. 818-99

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to Martin=s Lamars, and Tops Plus, Inc. in the Total Estimated Annual Amount of $315,023.81 Pursuant to Bid No. 2-99/00 for the Citywide Purchase of Public Safety Uniforms. Funding: Budgeted Accounts of Various Using Agencies.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Procurement)

ACTION: Award authorized. Michael Rath to handle.

 

C2M Commission Memorandum No. 819-99

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Sloan Pump Co. Inc., in the Amount of $11,128.70 Pursuant to Bid No. 19-99/00 for the Purchase of a Hydraulic Power Unit/Trash Pump Set. Funding: Public Works Budget Account.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Award authorized. Michael Rath to issue Purchase Order. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.

 

C4 - Commission Committee Assignments

C4A Referral to the Beach Preservation Committee - Consider the Beach Concession Rules and Regulations.

Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Requested by Commissioner David Dermer)

ACTION: Referred. Bruce Henderson to place on committee agenda.

 

C4B Referral to the Community Affairs Committee - New Nominations for Great Floridians 2000.

Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

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

City Clerk=s Note: See item C7H for additional referral.

 

C4C Commission Memorandum No. 820-99

Referral of the $92 Million General Obligation Bond Issue to a Joint Meeting of the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee and the Neighborhoods Committee. (Attachment Under Separate Cover)

Administration Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(City Manager=s Office)

ACTION: Referred. Patricia Walker and Ronnie Singer to coordinate a joint meeting.

 

C7 - Resolutions

C7A Commission Memorandum No. 821-99

A Resolution Consenting to the Assignment of a Revocable Permit by and between the City of Miami Beach and 404 Investments, Ltd., a Florida Limited Partnership to Dominion Partners, L.P., a Delaware Limited Partnership; and Providing an Effective Date.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(City Attorney=s Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23383 adopted. Christina Cuervo to handle.

Vice-Mayor Smith requested that all new and renewal Revocable Permits contain back-up information such as: a site plan, a determination that all terms and conditions have been met, and if any code violations exist.

 

C7B Commission Memorandum No. 822-99

A Resolution Amending the Annual Action Plans for FY 1995/1996; FY 1997/1998; and FY 1998/1999 for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to Reprogram Unspent Funds from Prior Years to Fund Activities as Outlined in the FY 1999/2000 One-Year Action Plan for Federal Funds.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23384 adopted. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

C7C Commission Memorandum No. 823-99

A Resolution Authorizing, by 5/7ths Vote, the Waiver of Formal Competitive Bidding and Approving an Amendment to the Contract with Chavez International Consultants, Inc., in the Amount of $17,200, for Background Investigations for Firefighter Candidates.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Fire Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23385 adopted. Michael Rath to handle.

 

C7D Commission Memorandum No. 824-99

A Resolution Accepting a Donation of Eleven New Nonin Model 9843 Pulse Oximeter and Carbon Dioxide Detectors from Mount Sinai Hospital=s Auxiliary Unit, Valued at $20,000; for Use by the Miami Beach Fire Department Fire Rescue Units and Engine Companies for Emergency Medical Treatment of the Critically Ill.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Fire Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23386 adopted. Chief Jordan to handle.

 

C7E Commission Memorandum No. 825-99

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Exercise the Third One-Year Option to Renew the Agreement with Central Parking System of Florida, Inc., for Providing Parking Meter Collection Services for the City of Miami Beach Parking System; Said Renewal Term Commencing on December 4, 1999, and Ending on December 3, 2000.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23387 adopted. Jackie Gonzalez to handle.

 

C7F Commission Memorandum No. 826-99

A Resolution Appropriating Funds in the Amount of $55,000 from the Florida Department of Transportation (F.D.O.T.) and Weekly Asphalt Paving, Inc. to Pay for Damages Caused to the Existing Irrigation System, Due to the Installation of the Median Guardrail on the Center Median of the MacArthur Causeway, as Stipulated in the Letter of Agreement Between the City of Miami Beach and F.D.O.T., Said Agreement Was Approved and Accepted by the City Commission on September 17, 1999; and Establishing the Work Order to Make the Necessary Repairs.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Parks and Recreation)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23388 adopted. Kevin Smith to handle.

 

C7G Commission Memorandum No. 827-99

A Resolution Adopting the First Amendment to the Police Confiscation Trust Fund for Fiscal Year 1999/00, in the Amount of $95,150, to be Funded from the Proceeds of State Confiscated Funds.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23389 adopted. Chief Barreto to handle.

 

C7H Commission Memorandum No. 828-99

A Resolution Appropriating $123,915 from Capital Projects Fund No. 351 to Fund Work Order 351-2110 Entitled, ACity Hall Renovations@ for the Renovation and Relocation of the Arts, Culture and Entertainment Department to 555 17th Street.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Property Management)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23390 adopted. Brad Judd to handle.

Commissioner Garcia stated that the front desk in the lobby looks inappropriate and would like to have the office located by the 1st floor glass elevators converted to a citizens bureau where citizens can go for information or to make a complaint.

Commissioner Cruz stated that the Business Resolution Task Force discussed the need for an information area or entry point into City Hall to assist and direct anyone seeking to do business in City Hall. He thought that the office being built on the first floor (Pension Office) was the perfect location for an information area and was surprised to see it being used for another purpose. City Manager Sergio Rodriguez stated that an information desk has been installed in the first floor lobby area to assist City Hall customers.

Commissioner Liebman stated that the computer and telephones cables are not appropriate.

Vice-Mayor Smith stated that Miami-Dade Commissioner Barreiro=s office space needs to be re-evaluated. Item referred to the Community Affairs Committee. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

 

C7I Commission Memorandum No. 832-99

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute Amendment No. 3 to the Agreement with Brown and Brown Architects, in the Amount of $35,000, for Additional Services to Evaluate 23 Air Conditioning Units and Advise Whether These Should Be Replaced at the Miami Beach Convention Center and the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23391 adopted. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.

Commissioner Garcia requested that Property Management assist in the evaluation.

 

C7J Commission Memorandum No. 830-99

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Submit a Grant Application to the Metropolitan Planning Organization's Transportation Enhancement Program, for the Design, Engineering and Construction of Phase Two of the North Beach Recreational Corridor Project, a Bicycle/Pedestrian/ Greenway Facility on Beachfront Public Easement, Extending from 75th Street to the North Shore Open Space Park.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23392 adopted. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.

 

C7K Commission Memorandum No. 831-99

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Submit a Grant Application to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Transportation Enhancement Program for the Design, Engineering and Construction of Improvements/Enhancements to the Venetian Causeway, Extending from Purdy Avenue to the Miami Beach City Limits (San Marino Island).

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23393 adopted. Amelia Johnson to handle.

 

C7L Commission Memorandum No. 833-99

A Resolution Rejecting All Proposals Received, Pursuant to Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 93-98/99 for an Employees Benefits Consultant to Provide Financial Analysis for Self-Insured and Insured Group Medical Plans and to Assist in the Preparation and Evaluation of Request for Proposals for Both Self-Insured and Insured Group Medical Plans, and, Further Authorizing the Administration to Reissue the Request for Proposals (RFP) for Employee Benefits Consultant.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Risk Management)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23394 adopted. Mary Greenwood to handle.

 

C7M Commission Memorandum No. 829-99

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement with Tom Graboski Associates, Inc., in the Amount of $15,000, Plus $2,700 Allowance for Reimbursable Expenses, for Additional Services to Design Street and Directional Signs for Lincoln Road. Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99-23395 adopted. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

End of Consent Agenda

REGULAR AGENDA

R2 - Competitive Bid Reports

R2A Commission Memorandum No. 834-99

Request for Approval to Award Purchase Orders to Multiple Vendors in the Total Amount of $1,048,389.96, Pursuant to Bid No. 9-99/00 for the Purchase of Meeting Room Chairs and Interior Furnishings for the Miami Beach Convention Center and Jackie Gleason Theater of Performing Arts. Funding: Convention Center Capital Accounts.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Convention Center)

ACTION: Item not reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the December 1st Commission agenda.

R5 - Ordinances

R5A Commission Memorandum No. 835-99

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 2, Article III of the Miami Beach City Code Entitled AAgencies, Boards and Committees@ by Establishing an Eleven (11) Member General Obligation Bond Oversight Committee Comprised of Two Residents from the North Beach Area, Two Residents from the Middle Beach Area, Two Residents from the South Beach Area, One Member from the Budget Advisory Committee, One Member of the Planning Board, One Member from the Chamber of Commerce, One Member from the Parking and Transportation Committee and One Member from the City Commission for the Purposes of Providing Guidance and Assurance that the Proposed General Obligation Bond Funded Projects are Implemented in Accordance with the Project List Approved by the Mayor and City Commission, Said Appointments to be Made by the City Commission; Providing for Severability, Repealer, and an Effective Date. 11:00 a.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(City Manager=s Office)

(First Reading 10/6/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Discussion held. Commissioner Bower stated that representatives from the Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) and the Historic Preservation Board should be included on the committee.

Commissioner Liebman stated that the Ethics Ordinance was making it difficult to find and keep good people on City boards and committees. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to amend the ordinance to allow for a waiver of conflict, on a person-by-person basis, by a 5/7ths vote; seconded by Mayor Kasdin; voice vote: 2-5 (in favor: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioner Liebman); (opposed: Vice-Mayor Smith, Commissioners Bower, Cruz, Dermer, and Garcia). Motion to amend failed.

Motion made by Commissioner Bower to include a CDAC representative and a member of the Historic Preservation Board as ad hoc members; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; voice vote: 7-0.

Ordinance No. 99-3214 adopted as amended. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; ballot vote: 7-0. Janet Gavarrete to handle.

 

R5B Commission Memorandum No. 836-99

RO Residential/Office Development Regulations

An Ordinance Amending the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida; by Amending Chapter 142, Article II, Entitled "District Regulations", Amending Division 14, Entitled "RO Residential/Office District", by Adding New Subdivisions to the RO Residential/Office Division, Creating the RO-2 Residential/Office Low Intensity, and RO-3 Residential/Office Medium Intensity Zoning District Classifications; by Amending Section 142-71 Entitled "Districts Established", to Include the RO-2 and RO-3 Zoning Districts, and, by Providing for Inclusion in the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida; Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. 5:01 p.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Planning Department)

(First Reading 9/22/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 99-3215 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; ballot vote: 7-0. Jorge Gomez to handle.

Vice-Mayor Smith requested the Administration to bring back the development regulations for R0-1 (limited Residential Office District). Jorge Gomez to handle.

HANDOUT:

1) Speakers list.

2) Letter from Jo Asmundsson read into the record by Minette Benson.

 

R5C Commission Memorandum No. 837-99

The Bath Club - Rezoning

An Ordinance Amending the Official Zoning District Map, Referenced in Section 142-72 of the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, by Changing the Zoning District Classification 5937 Collins Avenue (A/K/A the Bath Club) from the Current Zoning District Classification RM-1 Residential Multi- Family Low Intensity, to the Proposed Zoning District Category RM-2 Residential Multi-Family Medium Intensity; Amending the Affected Portion of the City's Official Zoning District Map to Correspond with this Change as Adopted by the City Commission; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. 5:31 p.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Planning Department)

(First Reading 9/22/99)

ACTION: All speakers sworn in. Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 99-3216 adopted with the following covenants: 1) Public access: applicant has offered to improve and dedicate a 15 foot wide landscape pedestrian access easement running along the north edge of the property for use as a public beach access for the surrounding neighborhood; 2) Total number of units not to exceed 290; and 3) Covenants to be executed in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.

Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; ballot vote: 7-0. Jorge Gomez to handle.

HANDOUTS:

1) Speakers List

2) Letter to City Commission from Pedro E. Campos, AIA, Dated November 5, 1999 RE: Zoning District Classification 5937 Collins Avenue (The Bath Club)

3) Letter from Jeffrey Bercow to Mayor and City Commissioners, dated November 17, 1999, RE: The Bath Club, 5937 Collins Ave.

4) The Bath Club - Historic Designation Application and Rezoning Application Photo Packets (Combined) - Handout given to newly elected Commissioners Bower and Garcia.

5) Bath Club Designation Report - Appendix A: (Supplementary Photographs and Drawings)

6) Letter from Bill Williams, President La Gorce Island Association to Mayor Kasdin, dated November 16, 1999, RE: Bath Club

7) Letter to the Mayor and City Commission from Donald Shockey, Executive Director, North Beach Development Corporation, dated November 17, 1999, RE: Bath Club

8) Safety Data for Collins Avenue Curve

9) Elevation diagram (east elevation-Indian Creek) prepared by AThe Sieger Suarez Architectural Partnership

 

R5D Commission Memorandum No. 838-99

The Bath Club - Historic Preservation Designation

An Ordinance Amending Subpart B of the Land Development Regulations of the City Code; Amending Chapter 118, Entitled "Administration and Review Procedures"; 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 Bath Club, Located at 5937 Collins Avenue, as an Historic Site, as More Particularly Described Herein; Providing that the City's Zoning Map Shall be Amended to Include the Bath Club as an Historic Site; Adopting the Designation Report as Appendix "A"; Providing for Inclusion in the Land Development Regulations of the City Code, Repealer, Severability, and an Effective Date. 5:32 p.m. Public Hearing, Second Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the amending Ordinance creating the Bath Club Historic Site.

(Planning Department)

(First Reading 10/20/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 99-3217 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; ballot vote: 7-0. Jorge Gomez to handle.

See action on R5C.

 

R5E Commission Memorandum No. 839-99

The Bath Club - RM-2 Maximum Building Height

An Ordinance Amending the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida; by Amending Chapter 142, Article II, Entitled "District Regulations", by Amending Division 3, Subdivision IV, Entitled "RM-2 Residential Multi Family, Medium Intensity", by Modifying the Existing Maximum Height Restrictions and Maximum Number of Floors for Lots Fronting on the Atlantic Ocean Which are Over 100,000 Square Feet; and, by Providing for Inclusion in the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida; Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. 5:32 p.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Planning Department)

(First Reading 9/22/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 99-3218 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; ballot vote: 7-0. Jorge Gomez to handle.

See action on R5C.

 

R5F Commission Memorandum No. 840-99

St. Francis Hospital Site - Rezoning

An Ordinance Amending the Official Zoning District Map, Referenced in Section 142-72 of the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, by Changing the Zoning District Classification for the Property at 250 W. 63rd Street (A/K/A St. Francis Hospital Site) from the Current Zoning District Classification HD Hospital District, to the Proposed Zoning District Category RM-PRD2 Multiple Family, Planned Residential Development; Amending the Affected Portion of the City's Official Zoning District Map to Correspond with this Change as Adopted by the City Commission; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. 6:00 p.m. Public Hearing, First Reading

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Ordinance on first reading and schedule a public hearing for second and final reading.

(Planning Department)

(Continued from 9/22/99)

ACTION: Speakers sworn in. Public hearing held. Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; ballot vote: 7-0. Second reading and public hearing scheduled for the second meeting in January at 5:01 p.m. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

Applicant to continue to meet with the LaGorce and Pinetree Drive Homeowners Association, Alton Road Homeowners Association, if necessary, to further refine the plans.

Additional covenant to be submitted for 1) Reducing the number of units from 235 to 180; 2) Demolition of the east tower to be replaced with 2 or 3 buildings no higher than 120 feet; 3) Reduce the commercial area from 3,000 sq. ft. to 1,000 sq. ft.; and 4) Developer will enter into a covenant with the associations. Jorge Gomez to handle.

Vice-Mayor Smith requested that the following issues be addressed: the Morris Tower Building; sight lanes; orientation of the buildings; townhomes; and the ability to see to the east (view corridors). Jorge Gomez to handle.

HANDOUTS:

1) Letter from Craig Robins to Richard Lorber, dated November 1, 1999, RE: Modifications to Aqua Plan Currently under Consideration.

2) Aqua on Allison Island - Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company

3) Speakers List

 

R5G Commission Memorandum No. 841-99

St. Francis Hospital Site - RM-PRD2 Development Regulations

An Ordinance Amending the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida; by Amending Chapter 142, Article II, Entitled "District Regulations", Amending Division 3, Subdivision III, Entitled "RM-PRD Multi-Family, Planned Residential Development District", by Adding an RM-PRD2 Zoning District Classification; and, by Providing for Inclusion in the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida; Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. 6:15 p.m. Public Hearing, First Reading

Administration Recommendation: Approve the revised version of the proposed Ordinance on first reading and schedule a public hearing for second and final reading.

(Planning Department)

(Continued from 9/22/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; ballot vote: 7-0. Second reading and public hearing scheduled for the second meeting in January at 5:02 p.m. R. Parcher to notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Jorge Gomez to handle.

HANDOUT:

1) Letter from Craig Robins to Richard Lorber, dated November 1, 1999, RE: Modifications to Aqua Plan Currently under Consideration.

2) Aqua on Allison Island - Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company.

3) Speakers List

 

R5H Commission Memorandum No. 842-99

Nightclub Definitions and Hours of Operation.

Alternative 1 - Administration Version: An Ordinance Amending the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, Chapter 6 Entitled "Alcoholic Beverages", Section 6-3 Entitled "Hours of Sale"; Amending Chapter 114 Entitled "General Provisions", Section 114-1 Entitled "Definitions@ ; Amending Chapter 130 Entitled "Off-Street Parking", Section 130-32 Entitled "Off-Street Parking Requirements for Parking District No. 1" Amending Chapter 142 Entitled "Zoning Districts and Regulations", Section 142-693 Entitled "Permitted Uses" and Section 142-1302 Entitled "Permitted Main and Accessory Uses"; by Amending Definitions and Operational Requirements Related to Nightclubs, Supper Clubs, Dance Halls, Bars, Alcoholic Beverage Establishments and Entertainment Establishments; Providing for Inclusion in the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida; Repealer; Severability; and an Effective Date. First Reading

Alternative 2 - Planning Board Version: An Ordinance Amending the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, Chapter 6 Entitled "Alcoholic Beverages", Section 6-3 Entitled "Hours of Sale"; Amending Chapter 114 Entitled "General Provisions", Section 114-1 Entitled "Definitions@ ; Amending Chapter 130 Entitled "Off-Street Parking", Section 130-32 Entitled "Off-Street Parking Requirements for Parking District No. 1" Amending Chapter 142 Entitled "Zoning Districts and Regulations", Section 142-693 Entitled "Permitted Uses" and Section 142-1302 Entitled "Permitted Main and Accessory Uses"; by Amending Definitions and Operational Requirements Related to Nightclubs, Supper Clubs, Dance Halls, Bars, Alcoholic Beverage Establishments and Entertainment Establishments; Providing for Inclusion in the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida; Repealer; Severability; and an Effective Date. First Reading

Administration Recommendation: Approve AAlternative 1 - Administration Version@ of the proposed amending Ordinance on first reading and schedule a public hearing for second and final reading.

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to approve the Planning Board=s version with three amendments; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; ballot vote: 7-0. Second reading and public hearing scheduled for December 15th at 10:30 a.m. R. Parcher to publish notice. Jorge Gomez to handle.

Amendment #1: Commissioner Bower requested the following change: section 6-3(3) A... alcoholic beverages sales stop at 4:30 am 4:45 am.@ Amendment accepted.

Amendment #2: Commissioners Dermer and Garcia requested the following language for section 6-3(4) A Restaurants also licensed as alcoholic beverage establishments (midnight to 5 a.m.) but not and /or licensed as dance halls and/or entertainment establishments may remain open 24 hours a day; however, alcoholic beverages may not be offered for sale or on premise consumption between the hours of 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. and dancing and entertainment shall not be conducted between the hours of 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. ...@. Amendment accepted.

Amendment #3: amend Sec. 114-1. Definitions. Dance Halls. Add under the age of eighteen (18) to the ordinance. Amendment accepted.

Commissioner Liebman requested that a copy of the Resort Tax Report be sent to the Mayor and each Commissioner. Patricia Walker to handle.

HANDOUT:

1) Speakers List

2) Letter from Eltjo Nieuwenhuis to the Mayor and City Commission, RE: AThe Mix@

 

R5I Commission Memorandum No. 843-99

Neighborhood Impact Establishment Thresholds

An Ordinance Amending the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, Amending Chapter 142 Entitled "Zoning Districts and Regulations", Section 142-1361 Entitled "Definitions" by Modifying the Definition of ANeighborhood Impact Establishment@ and by Reducing the Occupancy Number at Which an Establishment Is Defined as a Neighborhood Impact Establishment; Providing for Inclusion in the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida; Repealer; Severability; and an Effective Date. First Reading

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Ordinance on first reading and schedule a public hearing for second and final reading.

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Motion made by Commissioner Cruz to refer this item back to the Planning Board; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 7-0. Jorge Gomez to place on Planning Board agenda.

Commissioner Garcia requested that the alcoholic beverage establishments with occupancy of 300 be reduced to 250. No action taken.

HANDOUT:

1) Speakers List

 

R5J Commission Memorandum No. 844-99

Limitation on Nightclubs Locating on Lincoln Road

An Ordinance Amending the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida; Amending Chapter 142, Entitled "Zoning Districts and Regulations"; Section 142-332, Entitled "Main Permitted Uses" By Prohibiting Dance Halls Located on Lincoln Road, Unless Located Within a Hotel with a Minimum of 100 Hotel Units; Providing for Inclusion in the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida; Repealer; Severability; and an Effective Date. First Reading

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Ordinance on first reading and schedule a public hearing for second and final reading.

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; ballot vote: 7-0. Second reading and public hearing scheduled for December 15th at 11:00 a.m. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

HANDOUT:

1) Speakers List

 

R5K Commission Memorandum No. 845-99

Nightclub Distance Separations

An Ordinance Amending the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, Amending Chapter 6 Entitled "Alcoholic Beverages", Section 6-4 Entitled "Location and Use Restrictions" by Requiring a Minimum Distance Separation Between Night Clubs, Dance Halls and Entertainment Establishments Selling Alcoholic Beverages; Amending Article V, Entitled ASpecialized Use Regulations@ of Section 142, Entitled AZoning Districts and Regulations@ by Requiring a Minimum Distance Separation Between Dance Halls; Providing for Inclusion in the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida; Repealer; Severability; and an Effective Date. First Reading

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Ordinance on first reading and schedule a public hearing for second and final reading.

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Motion made by Commissioner Garcia to change the minimum distance separation between dance halls licensed to sell alcoholic beverages from 300 feet to 150 feet; no second offered.

Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; ballot vote: 6-1; Opposed: Commissioner Garcia. Second reading and public hearing scheduled for December 15th at 11:15 a.m. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

HANDOUT:

1) Speakers List

 

R5L Commission Memorandum No. 846-99

An Ordinance Amending the Sidewalk Cafe Ordinance by Requiring the Inclusion in the Sidewalk Cafe Application of the Dimensions of All Objects Related to the Cafe and Consent of the Business Owner in Front of Whose Business the Cafe Will be Located; Requiring Approval of the Cafe by All Tenants Within the Same Building Affected by the Cafe and Any Adjacent Business Owner in Front of Whose Business the Cafe is Located; Defining an Unobstructed Pedestrian Path; Providing for Regulation of Planters and Umbrellas; Providing Regulations for the After Hours Storage of Cafe Furniture and Providing for Fines and Other Remedies for Violations of Those Regulations; Providing for Case-By-Case Approval of Other Non-Permanent Structures Associated with the Cafe; Requiring Design Review Approval of Exterior Mounted Speakers. First Reading (Ordinance in Legal - To be Submitted)

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Ordinance on first reading and schedule a public hearing for second and final reading.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Discussion held. Administration, Legal Department, and business owners to meet to define a path (walkway) in each block on Lincoln Road and to address, on an individual basis, the problems of retail owners and the cafe owners (blocking display windows) as it relates to areas adjacent to retail stores. Report back at the December 15th Commission meeting. Judy Hoanshelt to place on Commission agenda. Ronnie Singer to handle.

Mayor Kasdin stated that the site plans for each of the cafes should be updated.

Commissioner Garcia, Gary Knight, Jeff Bechtel, the Administration, Legal Department and members from the public to meet to try to find solutions to the problems.

HANDOUT:

1) Speakers List

 

R5M Commission Memorandum No. 847-99

Land Use Board Members Absences

An Ordinance Amending the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, Amending Chapter 118 Entitled "Administration and Review Procedures"; Section 118-52, Entitled "Meetings and Procedures"; Section 118-74, Entitled "Removal"; Section 118-105, Entitled "Removal", and Section 118-133, Entitled "Removal"; By Modifying the Standards for Removal of Members from the Planning Board, Design Review Board, Historic Preservation Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment, on the Grounds of Excessive Absences; Providing for Inclusion in the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida; Repealer; Severability; and an Effective Date. First Reading

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Ordinance on first reading and schedule a public hearing for second and final reading.

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; ballot vote: 7-0. Second reading and public hearing scheduled for December 15th at 11:30 a.m. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

Commissioner Dermer stated that, when an application is filed, that the applicant should be given a copy of the Ethics Ordinance. R. Parcher to amend the Board and Committee Application.

 

R5N Commission Memorandum No. 848-99

Parking Regulations in Historic Districts

An Ordinance Amending the Land Development Regulations of the Code of the City of Miami Beach, by Amending Chapter 130, Article III, Entitled "Design Standards", by Amending Section 130-61 to Expand the Criteria for Surface Parking Lot Dimensions, by Amending Chapter 130, Article V, Entitled "Parking Impact Fee Program", by Amending Section 130-132 to Allow for the Removal of Certain Grade Level Parking Spaces Within Designated Historic Districts; Providing for Inclusion in the City Code; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. First Reading

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Ordinance on first reading and schedule a public hearing for second and final reading.

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Discussion held. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia to adopt the ordinance; seconded by Commissioner Liebman. No vote taken.

Discussion continued. Mayor Kasdin suggested that the ordinance be amended to include a requirement that a study or a certification be made by the Parking Department as to the impact on parking in the neighborhood.

Gary Held, First Assistant City Attorney, clarified the language by adding the following language: AThe Parking Department shall advise the joint HP/DRB Boards prior to its approval of a request for removal of parking spaces on the impact of the proposed spaces removal.@

Commissioner Bower questioned that, if the Planning Department felt that removal of the parking is necessary, would the applicant have to remove the parking? Commission Cruz stated that the ordinance is a good idea but the timing is off until the City can improve the parking situation.

Mayor Kasdin clarified the issue of whether to compel the property owner to remove the spaces or have the applicant be able to have the choice. Commissioner Bower made a motion to amend the ordinance giving the applicant the ability of having the choice; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; voice vote: 6-1; opposed: Commissioner Liebman.

Ordinance approved on first reading as amended. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 7-0. Second reading and public hearing scheduled for December 15th at 2:00 p.m. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

 

R5O Commission Memorandum No. 849-99

An Ordinance Creating Miami Beach City Code Article IX, Entitled AVehicle Impoundment@ of Miami Beach City Code Chapter 106, Entitled ATraffic and Vehicles@; Setting Forth Circumstances Under Which Vehicles May be Impounded; Providing for an Administrative Civil Penalty for the Use of Vehicles Under Certain Circumstances; Providing a Procedure for Review of the Impoundment Decision; Providing for the Disposition of Unclaimed Vehicles; Providing for Severability, Codification, and an Effective Date. First Reading

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Ordinance on first reading and schedule a public hearing for second and final reading.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Discussion held. Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; ballot vote: 7-0. Second reading and public hearing scheduled for December 1st at 10:30 a.m. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

 

R5P Commission Memorandum No. 850-99

An Ordinance Relating to Ad Valorem Taxation; Providing for an Additional Homestead Exemption for Certain Qualifying Senior Citizens to be Applied to Millage Rates Levied by the City; Providing Requirement of Annual Application and Submission of Supporting Documentation to the Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser; Providing for Waiver of Exemption; Providing for an Annual Increase in the Income Limitation; Repealing All Ordinances and Resolutions in Conflict Herewith; Providing for Severability; Providing for Codification; and Providing for an Effective Date. 3:15 p.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

(First Reading 10/20/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 99-3219 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; ballot vote: 7-0.

R. Parcher to forward a copy of the ordinance to the Miami-Dade Property Appraiser=s office within 10 days of the effective date of the ordinance or before December 1st. Patricia Walker and Jose Cruz to handle.

 

R5Q Commission Memorandum No. 851-99

An Ordinance Authorizing Artistic Performances in Public Areas Subject to Certain Conditions and the Payment of a Permit Fee; Providing Definitions and Setting Forth Terms and Conditions for Permits to be Issued to Street Performers; Containing a Repealer Provision, a Severability Clause; and Providing for an Effective Date. First Reading

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Ordinance on first reading and schedule a public hearing for second and final reading.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Motion made by Commissioner Bower to defer to the December 15th Commission meeting; seconded by Commissioner Smith; voice vote: 7-0. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

 

R5R Memorandum from Commissioner Simon Cruz

An Ordinance Amending the City Code to Create Separate Budgets for the Mayor and City Commissioners so that They Each Have Their Own Staff and Budgets. First Reading (Ordinance in Legal - To be Submitted)

(Requested by Commissioner Simon Cruz)

ACTION: Deferred to the December 1st Commission meeting. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

 

R6 - Commission Committee Reports

R6A Verbal Report on the Community Affairs Committee Meeting of November 15, 1999 regarding: 1) Consideration of Placing a Plaque at the Miami Beach Garden Center in Memory of Arthur Lauffenburger; and, 2) RFP for Professional Services to Prepare a Market Analysis and Economic Development Plan for the North Beach Area.

ACTION: Not reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the December 1st Commission agenda.

 

R6B Verbal Report on the Land Use and Development Committee Meeting of November 15, 1999 regarding: 1) Discussion on Development Opportunity at 17th Street and Meridian Avenue; and 2) Discussion on an Ordinance Authorizing Artistic Performances in Public Areas Subject to Certain Conditions and the Payment of a Permit Fee; Providing Definitions and Setting Forth Terms and Conditions for Permits to Be Issued to Street Performers; Containing a Repealer Provision, a Severability Clause; and Providing for an Effective Date.

ACTION: Not reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the December 1st Commission agenda.

 

R7 - Resolutions

R7A Commission Memorandum No. 852-99

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Contract for Sale and Purchase for the Sale of the City-Owned Property Located at 1749 Jefferson Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, to Gary Davenport, for $155,750, Plus Closing Costs; Appropriating Approximately Thirty Percent (30%) from the Proceeds of the Sale Toward Improvements to the Palm View Historic District; and Further Waiving, by 5/7ths Vote, the Competitive Bidding Requirement. 2:00 p.m. Public Hearing

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Asset Management)

(Scheduled on 10/6/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Resolution No. 99-23396 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; ballot vote: 7-0.

City Manager Sergio Rodriguez stated that 30% of the proceeds of the sale will go towards improvements to the Palm View Historic District. Any cost overruns will come back to the Commission, unless the overrun is less than $10,000, which then can be handled administratively. The remaining 70% will be placed in the reserve fund.

HANDOUT:

1) Letters from Imad J. Kemp, Gary Davenport, L.J. Myers, and Joan Mayers to Mayor and City Commission, RE: Sale of 1749 Jefferson Ave, lot 13, block 21 - Amended Plat of Golf Course - Plat Book 6, Page 26 of the Public Records of Dade County, Florida.

 

R7B Commission Memorandum No. 853-99

A Resolution Approving a Lease Agreement between the City of Miami Beach and the Holocaust Memorial Committee, Inc., to Operate and Maintain the Holocaust Memorial Site Located at the Southeast Corner of Meridian Avenue and Dade Boulevard on Miami Beach. 10:30 a.m. Public Hearing

Administration Recommendation: Open and continue to January 2000.

(City Manager's Office)

(Continued from 10/6/99)

ACTION: Motion made by Commissioner Smith to open and continue the public hearing to the second meeting in January 2000 at 10:30 a.m.; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 7-0. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the Commission meeting agenda.

 

R7C Commission Memorandum No. 854-99

A Resolution Approving the Second One-Year Option to Extend the Current Towing Permits Issued to Beach Towing Services, Inc. and Tremont Towing Services, Inc.; Said Extension Commencing on December 1, 1999, and Expiring on November 30, 2000; Further Approving the Tenth Amendment to the Administrative Rules and Regulations for Police Towing Permits; Said Amendment Providing for Maximum Allowable Rates.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: At the request of Bob Switkes, a motion was made by Commissioner Liebman to defer to the December 1st Commission meeting; seconded by Commissioner Bower; voice vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Cruz. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the Commission meeting agenda.

 

R7D Commission Memorandum No. 855-99

A Resolution Declaring a Citywide Parking Emergency for the Millennium Weekend of December 31, 1999, Allowing for the Use of Vacant Surface Lots for Parking Citywide and Further Authorizing the City Manager to Extend the Emergency for Additional Dates Associated with the Millennium Weekend.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 99- 23397 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; voice vote: 7-0. Jackie Gonzalez to handle.

 

R7E Commission Memorandum No. 856-99

A Resolution Granting a Revocable Permit to the LaGorce Island Association, Inc. for the Construction of a Dock Facility Within the LaGorce Bridge City Right-of-Way, to Be Used by the Island's Nocturnal Security Boat Patrol. 2:30 p.m. Public Hearing

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Public Works)

(Scheduled 10/20/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Resolution No. 99-23398 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Bower; voice vote: 7-0. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.

Grantee shall record the permit in the public records of Miami-Dade County and shall provide a copy of the recorded permit to the City Clerk within 30 days of the City Commission=s decision

 

R7F City Attorney Commission Memorandum No. 857-99

A Resolution Gratefully Accepting a Quitclaim Deed from 37th Street Realty Corporation, Inc. for Property Legally Described as Outlots 20, 21, 22 and 23 of Block 28, Ocean Front Property of the Miami Beach Improvement Subdivision, Plat Book 5, Pages 7 and 8 of the Public Records of Miami-Dade County, Florida; Expressing Appreciation to 37th Street Realty, Corporation, Inc., Isaac Meisels, Its President, and to Architect and Developer Isaac Sklar for Their Generosity and Efforts Which Resulted in the Deeding of Said Property to the City; and Directing the City Manager of the City of Miami Beach to File Said Quitclaim Deed in the Public Records of Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Jose Smith)

ACTION: Not reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the December 1st Commission agenda.

 

R7G Memorandum from Commissioner Simon Cruz

A Resolution Stating Miami Beach=s Opposition to a Two Percent (2%) Bed Tax Increase for the Funding of a Baseball Park. (Resolution in Legal - To be Submitted)

(Requested by Commissioner Simon Cruz and Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Deferred to the December 1st Commission meeting. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the Commission agenda.

 

R7H Memorandum from Commissioner Simon Cruz

A Resolution Emphasizing the City of Miami Beach=s Support for an Independent Airport Authority. (Resolution in Legal - To be Submitted)

(Requested by Commissioner Simon Cruz)

ACTION: Deferred to the December 1st Commission meeting. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the Commission agenda.

 

R7I Memorandum from Commissioner Simon Cruz

A Resolution Allowing for Mayoral Campaigns to Spend No More than $100,000 and Commission Seats No More than $50,000. (Resolution in Legal - To be Submitted)

(Requested by Commissioner Simon Cruz)

ACTION: Deferred to the December 1st Commission meeting. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the Commission agenda.

 

R7J Memorandum from Commissioner Simon Cruz

A Resolution Creating a Miami Beach Elder Affairs Department to Assist Seniors with Orientation on Housing, Community Health Care, and All Services Pertinent to Seniors. (Resolution in Legal - To be Submitted)

(Requested by Commissioner Simon Cruz)

ACTION: Deferred to the December 1st Commission meeting. Christina Cuervo and Patricia Walker to handle. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the Commission agenda.

 

R9 - New Business and Commission Requests

R9A Commission Memorandum No. 858-99

Board and Committee Appointments for the Meeting of November 17, 1999.

(City Clerk's Office)

ACTION: The following direct appointments were announced:

Commission on The Status of Women

Regina Suarez - term expires 12/31/2001 - Commissioner Cruz

Transportation and Parking Committee

Mike Hammond - term expires 12/31/2000 - Commissioner Liebman

 

R9B Update on the Regal Cinema.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

1. Commission Memorandum No. 859-99

Report on Regal Cinema.

ACTION: Not reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the December 1st Commission agenda.

 

R9C Consideration of a Waiver of Approximately $15,610 for Water and Fire Line Connection Fees Necessary for the New Miami City Ballet Building.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Waiver of $6,000 approved. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; voice vote: 7-0. Christina Cuervo and Patricia Walker to handle.

 

R9D Discussion regarding Request by Ted del Valle, Dade Heritage Trust, concerning a Publication about Miami=s Historic Neighborhoods.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Not reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the December 1st Commission agenda.

 

R9E Discussion regarding City Manager Hiring Process.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Discussion held.

The Mayor and Commissioners expressed their views on how the hiring process should progress. Item to be placed on the December 1st Commission agenda. Judy Hoanshelt to handle.

End of Regular Agenda

 

Reports and Informational Items

A Commission Memorandum No. 860-99

Status Report on the Cultural Campus.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

B Commission Memorandum No. 861-99

Status Report on City Planning for Millennium Weekend.

(City Manager=s Office)

ACTION: Written report submitted. Verbal report given by Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli.

Mayor Kasdin recommended that Commissioner Garcia be the City Commission Liaison to assist in the planning preparations. Commissioner Garcia accepted the assignment. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

 

C Commission Memorandum No. 862-99

Parking Status Report.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

D Commission Memorandum No. 863-99

Public Hearings before the Planning Board Meeting of November 22, 1999: 1) Conditional Use - Parking Lot - 340 23rd Street; 2) Conditional Use - Parking Lot - 211 22nd Street; 3) Lot Split - 1550-1560 Lenox Avenue; 4) Ordinance - Oceanfront RS-3 Lot Width (Altos Del Mar); 5) Ordinance - Historic Preservation Board Membership Category: Architect/Engineer; and 6) Resolution - Revised Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR).

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

E Commission Memorandum No. 864-99

Update on FPL's Frequent Power Outages and Plan to Meet Future Electrical Demand.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency

Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall

1700 Convention Center Drive

November 17, 1999 - 10:00 a.m.

Chairman of the Board Neisen O. Kasdin

Member of the Board Matti Herrera Bower

Member of the Board Simon Cruz

Member of the Board David Dermer

Member of the Board Luis R. Garcia, Jr.

Member of the Board Nancy Liebman

Member of the Board Jose Smith

Executive Director Sergio Rodriguez

Assistant Director Christina M. Cuervo

Assistant Director Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli

General Counsel Murray H. Dubbin

Secretary Robert E. Parcher

AGENDA

1. ROLL CALL

2. OLD BUSINESS

A. Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 99-63

Anchor Shops and Parking - Monthly Report on Parking Operations, Month of September, 1999.

ACTION: Written report submitted. Verbal report given by Christina Cuervo.

 

3. NEW BUSINESS

A. Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 99-64

Report of the Itemized Revenues and Expenditures of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency for the Month and the Twelve Months Ended September 30, 1999.

(Distributed Under Separate Cover)

ACTION: Written report submitted. Verbal report given by Christina Cuervo.

 

B. Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 99-65

A Resolution of the Chairman and Members of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency, Authorizing the Administration to Enter into a Settlement Agreement Between the Redevelopment Agency and Loews Hotel Corporation, Providing for a $140,000 Reduction in the Developer's Fee, Payable to Loews in Accordance with the Anchor Garage Development Agreement, in Exchange for Terminating Loews' Obligations under the Retail Space Master Lease Agreement.

ACTION: Resolution No. 330-99 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; voice vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Garcia.

Commissioner Cruz asked about the status of the lease with Fuddrucker=s. Commissioner Liebman requested that the Commission be informed as soon as possible as to the lease with Fuddrucker=s.

Updated report to be placed on the December 1st Commission meeting. Christina Cuervo to handle. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the Commission agenda.

 

End of Agenda

The Commission meeting was adjourned at 12:06 A.M.