City of Miami Beach - City Commission Meeting
Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall
1700 Convention CenterDrive
November 29, 2000

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AFTERACTION

CONSENT AGENDA

PA1 Cert. of Apprec/E. Weisburd, Dedication to Cultural Ctr. Oversight Comm. (Liebman). 1

PA2 Proclamation/Planning Dept. & Parks/Rec. Dept., ATree City USA@ Award Recipients.

PA3 Cert. of Apprec/Organizations that Supported MBCDC's Housing Program/200th Closing.

C2A Award PO, Purchase Protective Vests for Police Dept., $48,576.77. 2

C2B Terminate Coast to Coast Contract, BA 92-98/99, New Portecochere for TOPA. 4

C2C Award Contract #1144-2/99-1, Provide Cast Ductile Iron Pressure Pipe, etc., $147,717. 10

C2D BA 143-99/00, Purchase Ten (10) Drinking Fountains, $17,010. 12

C2E Award PO, Chiller Conversion Retrofit, Convention Center, $21,000. 16

C2F Award PO, Two 6x4 Gator Utility Vehicles for Recreation Dept., 13,487.28. 18

C2G Issue PO to Michigan Instruments, Purchase Mechanical CPR System, $19,904. 20

C4A Ref: Community Affairs Comm., Relocate Plaque at Normandy Fountain. (Kasdin) 22

C7A Authorize Donation, (5) Surplus Bicycles from MB Police Dept. to PAL. 28

C7B Execute Agmt, Coordinate Homeless Outreach Programs. 30

C7C Issue RFQ for Design/Construction Administrative Serv., Streetscape Improvements. 40

C7D Approve Purchase, Risk Property Insurance for Bass Museum & City for 3 Years. 48

C7E Approp. A/E Fees, $232,185, Normandy Shores Golf Course. 52

C7F Approve Change Orders w/ Weiss & Woolrich, Conv. Ctr. & TOPA Roof Replacement. 58

C7G Issue RFP, Provide Parking Meter Collection Services for the City. 64

C7H Execute Agmt w/ Corradino Group, Bi-Annual Update of Municipal Mobility Plan. 74

C7I Authorize Admin. to Declare Citywide Parking Emergency for Millennium Weekend. 84

C7J Approp. Funds, Waive Bidding/Negotiate PO, Parking Revenue Control Equipment. 5/7 94

C7K Urge State to Establish Tree Canopy Compensation Fund. 104

C7L Submit Request, M-D Safe Neighborhood Parks Board, Reallocate $750,000. 108

C7M Issue RFP, Provide Graffiti Removal/Painting Services on Private Property. 114

C7N Execute Lease Agmt w/ Yachting Promotions, Seawall on Indian Creek. 124

REGULAR AGENDA

R5A 10:30 a.m., 2nd Rdg, Open/Cont., Locking Devices Required for Firearms. (Kasdin) 200

R5B 10:45 a.m., 2nd Rdg, Agency, Brds, & Comm. re: Conv. Ctr. Adv. Brd. (Liebman) 208

R5C 11:00 a.m., 2nd Rdg, Provide Addl. Homestead Exemp., Qual. Senior Citizens.(Bower) 214

R5D 11:15 a.m., 2nd Rdg, Amend Ch.106, Display Signs/Advertising on Parked Vehicles.5/7 224

R5E 1st Rdg, Creation of a Lincoln Road Signage District. 5/7 234

R5F 2:00 p.m., 2nd Rdg, Designation of Proposed Collins Waterfront Historic District. 5/7 240

R6A Verbal Report: Joint Mtg. of Land Use & Devlpt./C.W. Fin. Comm. Mtg of 11/27/00. 268

R6B Verbal Report: Land Use & Devlpt. Comm. Meeting of 11/27/00. 270

R6C Verbal Report: Audit Committee Meeting of 11/22/00. 272

R7A Joint, Execute Amendment, A/E & Landscape Services for S. Pointe Park Project. 274

R7B Joint, Set Dates for 2001 City Commission Meetings. 288

R7C 1:30 p.m., Approve Issuance of MB Health Facilities Authority Hospital Rev. Bonds. 296

R7D 2:30 p.m., Public Hrg, Uses of Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Funds. 334

R7E Accept RFP, Provide Comprehensive Mgmt/Operation of City's Golf Courses. 338

R7F Issue RFQ for a Broker of Record for Group Medical Insurance. 356

R7G 3:30 p.m., Enter into Negot. w/ Alcalde & Fay, Provide Gov't Represent./Consult. Serv. 378

R7H 3:00 p.m., Approve City's Year 2001 State Legislative Priorities. 384

R7I Adopt Local Disaster Strategy, Pursue Hazard Mitigation Grant w/ FEMA. 396

R7J Submit Application, 8 Emergency Mgmt Preparedness/Assistance Trust Fund Grants. 404

R7K Approve Agmt, Assignments of Pledges/Cash from Friends of the Bass & CMB. 410

R7L 4:00 p.m., City Attorney's Annual Report & Performance Review. 422

R9A Board and Committee Appointments. 432

R9A1 Cultural Arts Council Vacancies. 482

R9B Disc. Newspaper Racks. (Liebman) 484

R9C 9:30 a.m., Disc. Presentation re: Greater Miami Conv. & Visitors Bureau. (Liebman) 498

R9D 4:30 p.m., Disc. Ord. Limiting Sales of Beer/Wine Off-Premises Consumption. (Cruz) 500

R9E Disc. Regarding North Beach Supermarket. (Liebman) 502

R9F 5:00 p.m., Disc. Regarding Altos Del Mar. (Smith) 504

R9G Noon Break, Committee of the Whole Mtg. re: Mayor & Commission Office Staff. 506

REPORTS AND INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

A Status Report on Collins Park Cultural Center. 508

B Public Hearing Before the Planning Board for Month of November. 520

C 5:30 p.m., Status Report on Byron Carlyle Theater. 522

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ITEMS - 10:00 A.M.

2A Adopt Quik Park Budget, Operation of Parking Component of Anchor Shops/S. Beach. 1

3A Audit Report of Quik Park/Anchor Shops Garage Expenditures. 13

3B Execute Lease Agmt w/ Liquor Lounge Cafe, Suite AA@ in Anchor Shops. 23

3C Joint, Execute Amendment, A/E & Landscape Services for S. Pointe Park Project. 133

3D Amend Article III, Provide Consistency in Mtg Dates Btwn RDA & City Comm. Mtgs. 141

3E Joint, Set RDA Meeting Dates for 2001. 145

Call to Order - 9:21 a.m./40t1

Inspirational Message given by Rabbi Neal Turk, Beth Israel Congregation

Pledge of Allegiance lead by Chief Barreto

PA - Presentations and Awards

 

PA1 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Elayne Weisburd for her Continued Effort and Dedication to the Cultural Center Oversight Committee. (Page 1)

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

(Deferred from November 8, 2000)

ACTION: Deferred.

 

9:24 am/70t1

PA2 Proclamation to be Presented to the Planning Department and Parks and Recreation Department in Recognition for Receiving the Prestigious ATree City USA@ Designation by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Proclamation presented.

 

9:27am/340t1

PA3 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to: Miami-Dade County Office of Community & Economic Development, Miami-Dade Housing Authority, Northern Trust Bank, Commerce Bank, Gibraltar Bank, Dade County Title Corporation and Miami Beach Community Development Corporation, in Recognition of their Support of MBCDC's Affordable Housing Program and Achieving the 200th Closing.

(Requested from Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Certificate presented.

CONSENT AGENDA

ACTION: Motion made by Commissioner Bower to approve the Consent Agenda; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Voice vote: 7-0.

C2 - Competitive Bid Reports

C2A Commission Memorandum No. 870-00 (Page 2)

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Special Products Group, Inc., in the Amount of $48,576.77, Pursuant to State of Florida Contract No. 680-850- 00-1 for the Purchase of Protective Vests, (Body Armor) for the Police Department.

(Police Department)

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

 

C2B Commission Memorandum No. 871-00 (Page 4)

Request to Terminate the Contract with Coast to Coast Construction and Restoration, Inc., Dated September 22, 1999, in the Amount of $136,212, Pursuant to Bid No. 92-98/99, for the Construction of a New Portecochere for the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts (TOPA).

(Public Works)

ACTION: Contract terminated. Gus Lopez to notify the contractor.

 

C2C Commission Memorandum No. 883-00 (Page 10)

Request for Ratification of City Manager's Contract Award to U.S. Pipe and Foundry, in the Total Amount of $147,717, Pursuant to Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department Contract No. 1144-2/99-1, for Providing Cast Ductile Iron Pressure Pipe, and Cast Iron, Gray Iron, Ductile Iron Pressure Fittings.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Award ratified and contract awarded. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

 

C2D Commission Memorandum No. 884-00 (Page 12)

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to Lion Plumbing Supply, in the Total Amount of $17,010, Pursuant to Bid No 143-99/00, for the Purchase of Ten (10) Drinking Fountains.

(Property Management)

ACTION: Award authorized. Brad Judd to handle.

 

C2E Commission Memorandum No. 885-00 (Page 16)

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Thermal Concepts, Inc., in the Total Amount of $21,000, as the Sole Authorized Source for the Chiller Conversion Retrofit from Refrigerant R500 to R134A at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

(Convention Center)

ACTION: Award authorized. Gus Lopez to issue a Purchase Order. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

 

C2F Commission Memorandum No. 886-00 (Page 18)

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to John Deere Company, in the Total Amount of $13,487.28, Pursuant to the State of Florida Contract No.070-480-99-1 for the Purchase of Two (2) 6x4 Gator Utility Vehicles for the Parks/Recreation Department.

(Parks and Recreation)

ACTION: Award authorized. Gus Lopez to issue a Purchase Order. Drew Terpak and Kevin Smith to handle.

 

C2G Commission Memorandum No. 887-00 (Page 20)

Request for Approval to Issue a Purchase Order to Michigan Instruments, Inc., in the Total Amount of $19,904, as Sole Source for the Thumper M/1007 Mechanical CPR System.

(Fire Department)

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

 

C4 - Commission Committee Assignments

C4A Referral to the Community Affairs Committee - Request to Relocate a Plaque at Normandy Fountain. (Page 22) (Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

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

C7 - Resolutions+

C7A Commission Memorandum No. 872-00 (Page 28)

A Resolution Authorizing the Donation of Five (5) Surplus Bicycles, with a Combined Estimated Value of Approximately $275, from the Miami Beach Police Department, to the Miami Beach Police Athletic League.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24171 adopted. Chief Barreto to handle.

 

C7B Commission Memorandum No. 873-00 (Page 30)

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute an Independent Contractor Agreement for a Homeless Assistance Program Coordinator to Coordinate the City Homeless Outreach Programs.

(Police Department / Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24172 adopted. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

C7C Commission Memorandum No. 874-00 (Page 40)

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Issue Request for Qualifications (RFQ) No. 148-99/00 for Design, and Construction Administration Services in Conjunction with the Streetscape Improvements Outlined in the November 2, 1999 General Obligation (GO) Bond Project List.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24173 adopted. Gus Lopez to issue RFQ. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

City Clerk's Note: Project No. 1 - Flamingo / Lummus; Project No. 2 - Normandy Isle; Project No. 3 - Nautilus; Project No. 4 - West Avenue / Bay Road

C7D Commission Memorandum No. 875-00 (Page 48)

A Resolution Approving the Purchase of all Risk Property Insurance (Fine Arts) for the Bass Museum and City for an Annual Premium of $23,375 (Net of Broker Commissions), for a Three-Year Period, as Proposed by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., the City's Broker of Record.

(Risk Management)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24174 adopted. Cliff Leonard to handle.

 

C7E Commission Memorandum No. 876-00 (Page 52)

A Resolution Appropriating the Remaining Architectural/Engineering Fees, in the Amount of $207,835, for the Phase II Construction of Normandy Shores Golf Course, at 6.875% of an Estimated Construction Budget of $3,023,053; Appropriating the Difference from the Approved Phase I Agreement and a Previous Appropriation, in the Amount of $24,350, for a Total Appropriation of $232,185; with Funding Available from the General Fund Undesignated Fund Balance to be Reimbursed from the Proposed Gulf Breeze Municipal Loan Program, when they Become Available.

(Public Works Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24175 adopted. Patricia Walker and Kevin Smith to handle.

 

C7F Commission Memorandum No. 877-00 (Page 58)

A Resolution Approving Request for Change Order Nos. 7, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 to the Contract with Weiss and Woolrich Southern Enterprise, Inc., with a Resulting Net Cost Decrease in the Amount of $35,342.52, and Increasing the Time Allowed Under the Contract by 223 Days, for the Replacement of the Roof of the Miami Beach Convention Center and the Theater of the Performing Arts.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24176 adopted. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

 

C7G Commission Memorandum No. 878-00 (Page 64)

A Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of Request for Proposals (RFP) for Providing Parking Meter Collection Services for the City's Parking System.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24177 adopted. Gus Lopez to issue RFP.

 

C7H Commission Memorandum No. 879-00 (Page 74)

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Fifth Amendment to a Professional Services Agreement Between the City of Miami Beach and the Corradino Group; Said Amendment Authorizes the Preparation of the First Bi-Annual Update of Both the Municipal Mobility Plan and Automated Concurrency Management System, for an Amount not to Exceed $50,000, and is to be Funded by the Fiscal Year 2000-01 Transportation/Concurrency Management Division Budget.

(Transportation and Concurrency Management)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24178 adopted. Joseph Johnson to handle.

C7I Commission Memorandum No. 880-00 (Page 84)

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Declare a Citywide Parking Emergency for the Millennium Weekend of December 29, 2000 through January 2, 2001, and Authorizing the Use of Vacant Surface Lots Citywide to be Used by Licensed Parking Operators for Additional Valet and Self-Parking, and Further Authorizing the City Manager to Extend the Emergency, as Needed, for Additional Dates Associated with the Millennium Weekend and Activities.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24179 adopted. Saul Frances to handle.

 

C7J Commission Memorandum No. 881-00 (Page 94)

A Resolution Approving an Appropriation from Bond Fund 485 in the Amount of $78,800 for the 13th Street Garage Project; Further Authorizing by a 5/7ths Vote, the Waiver of Formal Competitive Bidding and Authorizing the Administration to Negotiate a Purchase Order with Royce Parking Control Systems, Inc., South Florida's Sole Distributor of Federal A.P.D. Parking Equipment, in an Amount Not to Exceed $185,453 for the Purchase and Installation of Parking Revenue Control Equipment, Fee Computers, Gate Arms and Related Software, to be Installed upon the Renovation of the 12th and 13th Street Garages. (Parking Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24180 adopted. Saul Frances to negotiate. Gus Lopez to issue the Purchase Order. Patricia Walker to appropriate the funds.

 

C7K Commission Memorandum No. 882-00 (Page 104)

A Resolution Relating to the Citrus Canker Eradication Program; Calling Upon the State of Florida to Establish a Tree Canopy Compensation Fund to Provide Just and Fair Compensation to Miami-Dade County Residents whose Trees have been Eradicated by the Department of Agriculture and to Provide Funding to Cities in Miami-Dade County to Reestablish the Decimated Tree Canopy in their Communities; Providing an Effective Date.

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24181 adopted. R. Parcher to transmit to Governor Bush.

 

11:59 am/1475t2

C7L Commission Memorandum No. 888-00 (Page 108)

A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Submit a Request to the Miami-Dade County Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond Oversight Board for the Reallocation of $750,000 in Bond Revenues from the Boardwalk Renovation Project into the Beachfront Restroom/Concession Facility Replacement Project and Further, Appropriating the Funds when the Request is Approved.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24182 adopted. Separated for discussion.

Commissioner Liebman expressed concern that there is not a policy as to how the five (5) beachfront restrooms/concession will be used. Matthew Schwartz stated that the oceanfront neighborhoods will have input on this project.

Motion made by Commissioner Bower to approve the resolution and to refer the issue of the five (5) beachfront prototype restrooms/concession to the Land Use Committee; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Voice vote: 7-0. Kevin Smith to submit a request to the Miami-Dade County Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond Oversight Board. Jorge Gomez to place on the Land Use Committee agenda. Kevin Smith, Joe Damien, and Bruce Henderson to handle.

 

C7M Commission Memorandum No. 889-00 (Page 114)

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Pilot Project to Provide Professional Graffiti Removal and Painting Services on Private Property, in Amount Not to Exceed $40,000 from the Undesignated Fund Balance, for a Period of Six Months; or until Funding is Expended, whichever Event Occurs First.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24183 adopted. Gus Lopez to issue RFP. Ronnie Singer to handle.

 

12:06 pm/2050t2/3970t3

C7N Commission Memorandum No. 890-00 (Page 124)

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Short-Term Lease Agreement with Yachting Promotions, Inc. for the Use of the Out Lots and Approximately 600 Feet along the Seawall on Indian Creek Out Lot #7 Amended Plat of Indian Beach Corporation's Sub (8-61) which is Directly Across from Municipal Parking Area #19-x at 46th Street and Collins Avenue for the Purpose of Docking and Mooring Used Yachts and Other Used Vessels for the Brokerage Yacht Show, for the Period of January 25, 2001, through February 25, 2001.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24184 adopted with the rent in the agreement to increase to $30,000. Separated for discussion. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Vice-Mayor Cruz; Voice vote: 7-0. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli and Joe Damian to handle.

Commissioner Smith expressed his concern regarding the quality of life for the Collins Avenue residents as it relates to the traffic gridlock. He also expressed concern with the fees paid to the City for this event.

Commissioner Garcia stated his concern with the size of the event and how it has overextended boundaries. He also expressed his concern about fire safety.

Commissioner Liebman expressed her concern with the event on Collins Avenue especially in the Indian Creek area.

Mayor Kasdin stated that this is the most important event for the business operators in the City. However, the City should try to recover as much of the costs as possible and be sensitive to the impact on the residents.

Commissioner Dermer stated that there needs to be balance between tourism and conventions, and the residents. He requested the Administration to make sure the balance occurs by meeting with the community and the Fire Department.

Vice-Mayor Cruz expressed his concern regarding traffic tie ups and expressed that the city success in fostering these types of events helped create tourist, but to be mindful in balancing. He encouraged his fellow commissioners to sit with the Administration to work out concern.

Commissioner Bower also expressed her concern with the impact to the community. She stated that more police can be added to control traffic.

Commissioner Liebman requested a wrap-up workshop be held in March with the Commission, Administration, and community. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

Joe Fontana expressed the inconvenience and the safety for the residents, and that the community should have input and be involved in it.

End of Consent Agenda

REGULAR AGENDA

R5 - Ordinances

10:45 am

R5A An Ordinance Amending Section 70-7 of the Miami Beach City Code to be Entitled ALocking Devices

Required for Firearms@, Requiring Locking Devices on Firearms Stored in the City of Miami Beach; Creating a Public Duty; Providing for Civil Penalties; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Codification, and an Effective Date. 10:30 a.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing (Page 200)

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin) (Continued from September 27, 2000)

ACTION: Public Hearing Open and Continued to January 31, 2001 at 10:30 am. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to Open and Continue; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 7-0. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the agenda.

 

10:45 am/6840t1/6870t2

R5B Commission Memorandum No. 891-00 (Page 208)

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 2 of the City Code Entitled AAdministration@ by Amending Article III thereof Entitled AAgencies, Boards, and Committees@ by Amending Division 5, Entitled AConvention Center Advisory Board,@ by Amending Subsection 2-46(d) Entitled AComposition@ by Reducing the Number of Board Members from 14 to 7; Providing for Repealer; Providing for Codification; Providing for Severability; and Providing for an Effective Date. 10:45 a.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

(First Reading November 8, 2000)

ACTION: Public Hearing held. Ordinance Number 2000-3284 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Ballot vote: 5-0. Absent: Vice Mayor Cruz and Commissioner Dermer. R. Parcher to forward to Municipal Code. R. Parcher and Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

 

R5C Commission Memorandum No. 892-00 (Page 214)

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. 11:00 a.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

(Requested by Commissioner Matti Herrera Bower)

(First Reading November 8, 2000)

ACTION: Public Hearing held. Ordinance Number 2000-3283 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Ballot vote: 7-0. R. Parcher to forward to Municipal Code and forward a copy to the Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser within (10) days of the effective date of this Ordinance.

 

11:19am/8920t2

R5D Commission Memorandum No. 893-00 (Page 224)

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 106 of the Miami Beach City Code Entitled ATraffic and Vehicles@ by Amending Section 106-9 to Be Entitled AAdvertising 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 ADisplay 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. 11:15 a.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

(Planning Department)

(First Reading October 18, 2000)

ACTION: Public Hearing held. Ordinance not adopted.

Discussion held.

Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to adopt the ordinance and to eliminate watercraft prohibition; Seconded by Commissioner Bower; See below.

Motion made by Commissioner Garcia to Open and Continue (FAILED); seconded by Commissioner Smith. Voice vote: 3-4; Opposed: Vice-Mayor Cruz, Commissioners Dermer, Garcia, and Smith.

Original motion by Commissioner Liebman to adopt the ordinance and to eliminate watercraft prohibition; Seconded by Commissioner Bower; Ballot vote: 4-3; opposed: Commissioner Dermer, Garcia and Smith.

Handout:

1. Map outlining the proposed areas.

2. Speakers List

City Clerk's note: required 5/7 vote.

 

10:57 am/7121t2

R5E Commission Memorandum No. 894-00 (Page 234)

Ordinance - Creation of a Lincoln Road Signage District

An Ordinance Amending the Land Development Regulations of the Code of the City of Miami Beach, by Amending Chapter 138, Entitled "Signs", by Amending Article V, Entitled "Sign Regulations by District", by Amending Section 138-172 to Clarify and Expand the Requirements For Signage on Buildings Fronting Lincoln Road, and by Creating Section 138-173 to Establish a Lincoln Road Signage District; Providing For Inclusion in the City Code; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. First Reading

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Ordinance approved on first reading as amended. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Ballot vote: 7-0; Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled for December 20, 2000. R. Parcher to Notice. Jorge Gomez to handle. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

Ordinance to be amended on second reading to include language similar to: The Historic Preservation Board may require, at its discretion, a partial renovation. Jorge Gomez to handle.

Administration to get the input of the Lincoln Road Marketing Group.

 

City Clerk's Note: December 20, 2000 at 11:00.am.

 

5:32 pm/2381t5

R5F Commission Memorandum No. 895-00 (Page 240)

Ordinance - Designation of Proposed John S. Collins Waterfront Historic District

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 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 Providing for Inclusion in the Land Development Regulations of the City Code, Repealer, Severability, and an Effective Date. 2:00 p.m. Second Reading, Public Hearing

(Planning Department)

(First Reading November 8, 2000)

ACTION: Open and Continued to January 10, 2001 at 5:00pm.

Motion made by Commissioner Bower to Open and Continue to January 10th, 2000 at 5:00 p.m; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Ballot vote: 7-0. R. Parcher to notice (include map and correct point size). Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

The issue of rooftop additions referred to the Land Use Committee. Jorge Gomez to handle.

 

R6 - Commission Committee Reports

10:54 am/6948t2

R6A Verbal Report of the Joint Meeting of the Land Use and Development Committee and Citywide Finance Committee of November 27, 2000: 1) Review of Parking Revenue Bond Fund 481, for Discussion of Proposed Projects Eligible Through the Bond Issue, Specifically Addressing Planned and Proposed Projects. (Page 268)

ACTION: Verbal report given by Commissioner Liebman. Written report submitted at the Commission Meeting. Motion made by Commissioner Bower to accept the report; seconded by Vice-Mayor Cruz; Voice Vote: 7-0.

New Business #1: The committee authorized the Administration to: 1. Move forward with the purchase of expanded parking meter housings; 2. Renovation of 21 City parking lots; and requested the Administration come back with additional information about the remaining proposed projects. Saul Frances to handle.

Handout:

1. Written Report of the meeting.

R6B Verbal Report of the Land Use and Development Committee Meeting of November 27, 2000:

1) Discussion of the Possibility of Adding a Requirement That One Half of One Percent (2%) of the Cost of Private Construction Projects over Five Million Dollars ($5M) Be Allocated to Art Visible from the Street to be Reviewed and Approved by Art in Public Places; 2) Discussion on a Request to Add a Requirement That Private Developers Contribute a Percentage of Their Construction Budget to the Art in Public Places Fund When Land Donated from the City Is Used; 3) Discussion Regarding the Cultural Arts Organizations' Lease Extension Requests and the City Administration Offices Relocation Plans. 4) Discussion Regarding Lincoln Road Street End Development; 5) Discussion of a Resolution Recommending That the City Study the Feasibility of Creating a Landscaped Median on Lincoln Road in Between Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue. (Page 270)

R6B City Clerk's note: The report is in a different order than the Commission Agenda indicated.

Verbal Report of the Land Use and Development Committee Meeting of November 27, 2000:

2) Discussion of the Possibility of Adding a Requirement That One Half of One Percent (2%) of the Cost of Private Construction Projects over Five Million Dollars ($5M) Be Allocated to Art Visible from the Street to be Reviewed and Approved by Art in Public Places; 3) Discussion on a Request to Add a Requirement That Private Developers Contribute a Percentage of Their Construction Budget to the Art in Public Places Fund When Land Donated from the City Is Used; 1) Discussion Regarding the Cultural Arts Organizations' Lease Extension Requests and the City Administration Offices Relocation Plans. 4) Discussion Regarding Lincoln Road Street End Development; 5) Discussion of a Resolution Recommending That the City Study the Feasibility of Creating a Landscaped Median on Lincoln Road in Between Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue. 6) Status report on West Avenue/Dade Boulevard and 17 Street Connector Study (Page 270)

ACTION: Verbal report given by Commissioner Liebman. Written report submitted at the Commission Meeting. Motion made by Commissioner Bower to accept the report; seconded by Vice-Mayor Cruz; Voice Vote: 7-0.

Item # 1: Recommendation to use the building with the condition that the current users are relocated into other facilities.

Item #2: Adding a requirement that one half of one percent of the cost of private construction projects over five million dollars be allocated to art visible from the street to be reviewed by the Art in Public Places Committee. Legal Department to handle.

Item #3: The Committee recommended that an ordinance be prepared. Jorge Gomez to handle.

Handout:

1. Written Report of the meeting.

 

10:56 am/7080t2

R6C Verbal Report of the Audit Committee Meeting of November 22, 2000: 1) Audit of Quik Park/Anchor Shops Garage Expenditures. (Page 272)

ACTION: Report discussed with RDA item 3A. Written report submitted at the Commission Meeting. Motion made by Commissioner Bower to accept the report; seconded by Vice-Mayor Cruz; Voice Vote: 7-0.

Handout:

1. Written Report of the meeting.

 

R7 - Resolutions

 

R7A Commission Memorandum No. 896-00 (Page 274)

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute an Amendment to the Current Professional Services Agreement with the Firm of Bermello, Ajamil and Partners, Inc., in the Amount of $197,671, for the Provision of Additional Architectural, Engineering and Landscape Architectural Services to Complete the Design, Construction Documentation, Construction Administration, and to Develop Specifications for the South Pointe Park Project, as well as to cover Reimbursable Expenses for the Project; Authorizing an Appropriation, in the Total Amount of $2,299,341, from the Fiscal Year 2000/2001 South Pointe Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for the Payment of $197,671 to Bermello, Ajamil and Partners, Inc., Comprised of $189,671 for the Additional Professional Services Fee, $8,000 for Reimbursable, and the Remaining Balance to Cover Construction Management, Contingency, Art in Public Places, and Construction Costs for the Improvements to South Pointe Park. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency

(Public Works)

ACTION: Heard in conjunction with RDA-3C. Resolution No. 2000-24185 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 4-0; Absent: Vice-Mayor Cruz, Commissioner Bower and Liebman. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

Commissioner Garcia expressed his concern about the east end of the park being a spot for the homeless.

Commissioner Dermer stated that he is voting for this agreement although G.O. Bond Oversight Committee had expressed concerns pertaining to the additional parking spaces and their wish to keep as much green space as possible.

 

R7B Commission Memorandum No. 897-00 (Page 288)

A Resolution Setting the Dates for the Year 2001 City Commission Meetings. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency

(City Clerk's Office)

ACTION: Heard in conjunction with RDA-3E. Resolution No. 2000-24186 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 5-0; Absent: Vice-Mayor Cruz and Commissioner Liebman. R. Parcher to handle.

 

1:44 pm/4335t3 and 3:48 pm

R7C Commission Memorandum No. 898-00 (Page 296)

A Resolution Approving the Issuance and Sale of Not to Exceed $135,000,000 Principal Amount of City of Miami Beach Health Facilities Authority Hospital Revenue Bonds, Series 2000C (Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida Project), Not to Exceed $25,000,000 Principal Amount of City of Miami Beach Health Facilities Authority Hospital Revenue Bonds, Series 2000D (Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida Project) and Not to Exceed $90,000,000 Principal Amount of City of Miami Beach Health Facilities Authority Hospital Revenue Bonds, Taxable Series 2000E (Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida Project), by the City of Miami Beach Health Facilities Authority, Including the Approval Required by Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as Amended; Providing That Said Bonds Shall Not Constitute a Debt, Liability or Obligation of the City or the State of Florida or Any Political Subdivision Thereof but Shall be Payable Solely from the Revenues Provided Therefor; and Providing an Effective Date.

(Finance Department)

(Continued from November 8, 2000)

ACTION: Discussion held. During the public comments the item was adjourned at 3:48 pm.

Commissioner Garcia and Mr. Saul Glottman volunteered to mediate.

Motion made by Commissioner Smith based on the authority granted to the City Commission to improve the common welfare and prosperity of the citizens of Miami Beach to remand back to the Health Facilities Authority to negotiate the following: 1) Keep both the emergency rooms (Mt. Sinai and Miami Heart) open and fully staffed and; 2) absent a legal or contractual prohibition, all qualified doctors who had privileges at Miami Heart should have the right to obtain privileges at Mt. Sinai; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Commissioner Dermer asked the motion be amended for the total and open disclosure of any plan and that complete information be given with no lobbyist activities; Commissioner Smith accepted the amendment; Voice vote: 4-2; Opposed: Vice-Mayor Cruz and Commissioner Liebman; Absent: Mayor Kasdin. Patricia Walker to handle.

Handout:

1. Document titled: AWe want Mt. Sinai to agree to the following:@

2. Speakers List

3. Form 8B filed by Mayor Kasdin

 

6:01pm/4660t5

R7D Commission Memorandum No. 899-00 (Page 334)

A Resolution Setting holding a Public Hearing on the Proposed Uses of Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Funds for November 29, 2000, at 2:30 P.M.; and Approving and Authorizing the Proposed Uses of the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Funds. 2:30 p.m. Public Hearing

(Police Department)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Resolution No. 2000-24187 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0. Chief Barreto to handle.

 

9:55 am/2040t1

R7E Commission Memorandum No. 900-00 (Page 338)

A Resolution Accepting the Recommendation of the City Manager Pertaining to the Ranking of the Proposals Received in Response to Request for Qualifications (RFP) No. 125-99/00, to Provide for the Comprehensive Management and Operation of the City's Golf Courses, Clubhouses and Related Facilities; Authorizing the Administration to Enter into Negotiations with the Most Qualified Firm of Professional Course Management Beach, Limited; and Further Authorizing the Administration to Negotiate with the Second Most Qualified Firm, as Shall be Determined by the City Manager should the Administration not be Able to Successfully Negotiate a Contract with Professional Course Management Beach, Limited.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24188 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Vice-Mayor Cruz; Voice vote: 6-1; Opposed: Commissioner Garcia. Kevin Smith and Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

 

5:42 pm/3089t5

R7F Commission Memorandum No. 901-00 (Page 356)

A Resolution Rejecting All Proposals Received, Pursuant to Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 97-99/00 for Group Medical Insurance, and Further Authorizing the Administration to Issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a Broker of Record for Group Medical Insurance.

(Risk Management)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24195 adopted. Discussion held.

Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Vice Mayor Cruz; Voice vote: 7-0. Gus Lopez to notify proposers and issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). Mary Greenwood to handle.

Commissioner Liebman requested this to be done on an expedited basis.

City Clerk's Note: See Proposal Analysis Summary prepared by Brenda Sadler, Senior Consultant, Siver Insurance Consultants attached to this item.

 

6:07pm/5230t5

R7G Commission Memorandum No. 902-00 (Page 378) A Resolution Accepting the Ranking by the Selection Committee of Proposals Received Pursuant to Request for Proposal No 65-99/00 and Authorizing the Administration to Enter into Negotiations with Respect to the Terms of the Contract with the Number-One Ranked Firm, Alcalde and Fay, to Provide Governmental Representation and Consulting Services in Washington, D.C. for the 2001/2002 and 2002/2003 Congressional Sessions.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24189 adopted as amended (JordenBurt selected).

Motion by Commissioner Garcia to approve the Administrations recommendation; seconded by Vice-Mayor Cruz; Ballot vote: 3-4; Opposed: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Dermer, Liebman, and Smith.

Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to negotiate a contract with JordenBurt; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 6-1; Opposed: Commissioner Garcia. Christina Cuervo to handle.

Handout:

1. Voting Ballot

 

3:36 p.m/1790t4

R7H Commission Memorandum No. 903-00 (Page 384) A Resolution Approving the City's Year 2001 State Legislative Priorities.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24190 adopted. Discussion and public hearing held. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Vice-Mayor Cruz; Voice vote: 7:0; Christina Cuervo to handle.

Presentations given by State Senator Ronald Silvers and State Representative Gus Barreiro.

Administration to develop legislative priorities and seek City Commission approval.

Commissioner Bower requested to make sure that Miami Beach is coordinating legislative priorities with Miami-Dade Public Schools.

Commissioner Dermer stated that the increase in windstorm insurance rates needs to be a priority.

Handout:

1 Memorandum from Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce to Miami Beach City Commission, dated 11/29/00, RE: 2001 State Legislative Agenda for the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. (Note: the memorandum was received for distribution after the Commission had acted on the item.)

 

6:05 pm/4980t5

R7I Commission Memorandum No. 904-00 (Page 396)

A Resolution Adopting the City's Updated Local Disaster Mitigation Strategy and Authorizing the Administration to Pursue Hazard Mitigation Grant Opportunities with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), Utilizing Appropriated Bond and Departmental Revenues as Matching Funds.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24191 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Voice vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Dermer. Chief Jordan and Eric Yuhr to handle.

City Clerk's note: Under the program, local governments established Hazard Mitigation Working Committees. The committees were responsible for developing hazard mitigation plans, known as Local Mitigation Strategies (LMS).

 

6:06pm/4980t5

R7J Commission Memorandum No. 905-00 (Page 404)

A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager, or His Designee, to Submit an Application to the Florida Department of Community Affairs, for Eight Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance Trust Fund Grants, to Enhance the Goals of the City's Local Mitigation Strategies, while Leveraging Existing General Obligation Bond Dollars and Utilizing Departmental Revenues as Matching Funds, and to Appropriate the Funds, if Awarded.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24192 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Dermer. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

6:02 pm/4720t5

R7K Commission Memorandum No. 906-00 (Page 410)

A Resolution Approving the Pledge Agreement with the City of Miami Beach and the Friends of the Bass for the Assignment of Pledges and Cash from the Friends of the Bass to the City of Miami Beach in the Amount of $2,294,678 to Pay for the Additional Costs of Construction for the Bass Museum Renovation and Expansion Project.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24193 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Dermer. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

 

7:09 pm/908t6

R7L A Resolution Relating to the City Attorney; Updating and Revising his Terms of Engagement;

Receiving the City Attorney's Annual Report; Finding his Performance to be Satisfactory and Approving the Award of Deferred Compensation Pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code, and Setting an Effective Date. (Page 422)

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24194 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Voice vote: 7:0; Patricia Walker and Murray Dubbin to handle.

Handout:

1. City Attorney's Annual Report (Fiscal Year October 1, 1999 - September 30, 2000)

 

R9 - New Business and Commission Requests

R9A Commission Memorandum No. 907-00 (Page 432)

Board and Committee Appointments.

(City Clerk's Office)

ACTION: Appointments made:

Convention Center Capital Proj Oversight Committee

Bernice Martinez Term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Dermer

Steven Zack Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Mayor Kasdin

Marcelo Curi Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Cruz

Community Relations

Rabbi Bercovits Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Dermer

Monica Harvey Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Smith

Beach Preservation Committee

Peter Kramer Term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Mayor Kasdin

Miami Beach Commission on the Status of Women

Sara Resnick Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Cruz

Lidia Resnick Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Dermer

Meryl Wolfson Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Mayor Kasdin

Police/Citizens Relations

Sharon Kersten Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Cruz

Hispanic Affairs Committee

Jacobo Epelbaum Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Smith

Golf Advisory Committee

Don Tomlan Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Liebman

Committee on the Homeless

Jeff Bechdel Term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Mayor Kasdin

Committee for Quality Education in Miami Beach

May Betancourt Term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Cruz

Transportation and Parking Committee

Jay Scharer Term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Cruz

Parks & Recreational Facilities Board

Jane Gilbert Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Cruz

 

9:00 pm/5020t7

R9A1 Commission Memorandum No. 908-00 (Page 482)

Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council Vacancies. (Page)

(Cultural Arts Council) ACTION:

Cultural Arts Council

Ballot # 1:

Nancy Wolcott (7) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commission

Kathryn Orosz (4) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commission

Ada Llerandi (4) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commission

Ballot #2

Bruce Davidson(3) Not Appointed

Roger Abramson(4) Term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commission

Handout:

1. Ballots #1 and #2

 

R9B Discussion of Newspaper Racks. (Page 484)

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Not reached.

 

9:41 am/1150t1

R9C Discussion and Presentation Regarding the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor's Bureau. (Page 498)

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Nancy Liebman)

(Deferred from October 18, 2000)

ACTION: William Talbert, III, President and CEO, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and Adolfo Henriques, Chairman of the GMCVB and, President and CEO of Union Planters Bank of Florida.

Adolfo Henriques gave a verbal presentation to the Commission. He stated that for the first time the Bureau will register the 10 millionth visitor. Last year there were 8 million visitors. He stated that the summer promotion was the most aggressive summer marketing program in the GMCVB history with over $1.5 million spent on advertising. In addition, the average room rate exceeded the $100 per room for the first time ever. Resort Tax collection between June and September is up by 15% which is very significant. Convention shoulder bookings for 2000 generated about $36.6 million in convention business. Next year and future year should be $45 million. Because of the success, the Bureau is getting great media coverage. Finally, in October 25, the City of Miami reaffirmed the Watson Island project of the new GMCVB facility with construction to begin later in 2001.

Commissioner Liebman stated that the March board meeting will be held at the Bass Museum and invited the Commission to attend.

 

8:05 pm/104t6

R9D Discussion Regarding Ordinance Limiting Sales of Beer and Wine Off-Premises Consumption. (Page 500)

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Simon Cruz)

ACTION: Discussion held.

Motion made by Vice-Mayor Cruz to increase the hours of sales from 10:00pm to 11:00 pm and the have a review of the impact, if any, in six (6) months; seconded by Commissioner Bower; voice vote: 7-0. Legal Department to handle. Judy Hoanshelt to place on December 20, agenda.

Handout:

1. Unsigned letter from the Miami Beach Grocery & Convenient Stores Association, Inc. to the Mayor and City Commissioners dated November 29, 2000.

 

7:11 pm/771t7

R9E Discussion Regarding North Beach Supermarket. (Page 502)

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Discussion held.

Commissioner Bower made a motion directing the Administration to survey potential sites in the North Beach area to locate a supermarket; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Ballot vote: 4-3; Opposed: Commissioners Dermer, Garcia, and Smith. Christina Cuervo to handle.

Handout:

1. Voting Ballot

 

7:12pm/129t6

R9F Discussion Regarding Altos Del Mar. (Page 504)

(Requested by Commission Jose Smith)

ACTION: Slide presentation given by Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk.

Motion made by Commissioner Liebman directing the Administration to prepare an implementation plan; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0. Jorge Gomez to handle.

Commissioner Garcia asked if there are any plans to remove the wrought iron fence? Kevin Smith responded; not at this time.

Commissioner Smith stated that he was offended by the $1 fee to enter the park.

Handout:

1. Note from North Beach Development Corporation (NBDC) encouraging the City Commission to move forward with the implementation of the major concept of the 1994 Duany Plater-Zyberk Plan in the area north of 73rd Street in North Shore.

 

R9G The Committee of the Whole will Meet During Lunch Break Regarding Mayor and Commission Office Staff. (Page 506)

ACTION: Meeting called to order at 12:45. Mayor Kasdin and all Commissioners were present. Vice-Mayor Cruz asked if Commission Aides work time and hours should be centralized under Max Sklar, Chief of Staff. Commissioners Bower, Dermer, Garcia, and Liebman stated that they are responsible for their Aide and they have no problems.

Jorge Gonzalez stated that the Mayor and Commissioners Office should establish regular office hours for all employees.

Motion made by Commissioner Dermer stating that each Commissioner should submit a weekly time sheet report to Esther Perez Trujillo; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote:7-0.

Commissioner Smith stated that he only needs a part-time aide. He asked if Esther Perez Trujillo, who is already his secretary, could also be his part-time aide. Mayor Kasdin stated that perhaps he could share his aide. It was suggested that Commissioner Smith and Max Sklar meet to see if arrangements could be made.

Handout:

1. Paper prepared by Noah Franklin, Commission Aide, titled ASummary of My Achievements@.

Meeting Adjourned at 1:32 pm.

 

Reports and Informational Items

A Commission Memorandum No. 909-00 (Page 508)

Status Report on the Collins Park Cultural Center.

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

B Commission Memorandum No. 910-00 (Page 520)

Public Hearings Before the Planning Board for the Month of November:

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

8:35pm/2704t7

C Commission Memorandum No. 911-00 (Page 522)

Status Report on the Byron Carlyle Theater.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: City Clerk's note: The Commission Memorandum for this item was inadvertently left out of the Commission Agenda book.

Discussion held.

Motion made by Commissioner Smith to execute an agreement with Wometco for a 60-day option on the property for $1.7 million; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Voice vote: 6-1; Opposed: Commissioner Bower. Christina Cuervo to handle.

Commissioner Bower stated that she did not feel this was the proper action to take.

 

End of Regular Agenda

Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency

Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall

1700 Convention Center Drive

November 29, 2000 - 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 Jorge M. Gonzalez

Assistant Director Christina M. Cuervo

Assistant Director Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli

General Counsel Murray H. Dubbin

Secretary Robert E. Parcher

AGENDA

1. ROLL CALL

 

10:02 am/2575t1

2. OLD BUSINESS

A Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-74 (Page 1)

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

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 372-2000 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Cruz; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 6-1; Opposed: Commissioner Liebman. Christina Cuervo to handle.

Commissioner Liebman stated that she never saw the report which addressed previous audit concerns. Jim Sutter to forward a copy to the Commission.

Commissioner Smith stated that future contracts should include a termination clause for repeated acts of misconduct. Christina Cuervo and Legal Department to handle.

Handouts:

1. Letter from Santiago Echemendia, Tew Cardenas Rebak Kellogg Lehman De Maria & Tague to Jorge M. Gonzalez, City Manager, dated November 28, 2000, Re Garage ability Management Agreement ...............

2. Letter from Harvey Figueroa, Regional Manager, Quik Park, to Kent O. Bonde, Redevelopment Coordinator, dated November 22, 2000

 

3. NEW BUSINESS

A Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-75 (Page 13)

Audit Report of Quik Park / Anchor Shops Garage Expenditures.

ACTION: Motion to accept the audit report made by Commissioner Garcia; seconded by Vice-Mayor Cruz; Voice vote: 7-0.

 

10:30 am/4645t1

B Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-76 (Page 23)

A Resolution of the Chairman and Members of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency Authorizing the Chairman and Secretary to Execute a Lease Agreement with Liquor Lounge Cafe, Inc., for Suite "A" in the Anchor Shops at South Beach, Comprising Approximately 2,250 Square Feet, and Terminate the Sublease Agreement with Xando, Inc., D/B/A Xando Coffee and Bar, in Two (2) Years, for the Same Premises in the Anchor Shops at Shops at South Beach.

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 373-2000 adopted. Motion made by Bower; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Voice vote: 6-0; Absent: Mayor Kasdin. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

10:36 am/5210t1

C Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-77 (Page 133)

A Resolution of the Chairman and Members of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency Approving and Authorizing the Chairman and Secretary to Execute an Amendment to the Current Professional Services Agreement with the Firm of Bermello, Ajamil and Partners, Inc., in the Amount of $197,671, for the Provision of Additional Architectural, Engineering and Landscape Architectural Services to Complete the Design, Construction Documentation, Construction Administration, and to Develop Specifications for the South Pointe Park Project, as well as to cover Reimbursable Expenses for the Project; Authorizing an Appropriation, in the Total Amount of $2,299,341, from the Fiscal Year 2000/2001 South Pointe Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for the Payment of $197,671 to Bermello, Ajamil and Partners, Inc., Comprised of $189,671 for the Additional Professional Services Fee, $8,000 for Reimbursables, and the Remaining Balance to Cover Construction Management, Contingency, Art in Public Places, and Construction Costs for the Improvements to South Pointe Park. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency

ACTION: Heard in conjunction with R7A. Discussion held. Resolution No. 374-2000 adopted. Motin made by Commissioner Garcia; seconded by Commissioner Smith. Voice vote: 4-0; Absent: Vice-Mayor Cruz, and Commissioners Bower and Liebman. Christina Cuervo to handle.

Commissioner Garcia expressed his concern about the east end of the park being a spot for the homeless.

Commissioner Dermer stated that he is voting for this agreement although G.O. Bond Oversight Committee had expressed concerns pertaining to the additional parking spaces and their wish to keep as much green space as possible.

 

10:46 am/6225t1

D Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-78 (Page 141)

A Resolution of the Chairman and Members of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency Amending Article III, Section 31 of the By-Laws of the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Miami Beach, Entitled "Regular Meetings", to Provide Consistency in the Meeting Dates Between the Redevelopment Agency and the Miami Beach City Commission.

ACTION: Resolution No. 375-2000 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 7-0. Christina Cuervo and R. Parcher to handle.

 

E Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-79 (Page 145)

A Resolution of the Chairman and the Members of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency Setting the Redevelopment Agency Meeting Dates for the Year 2001. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency

ACTION: Heard in conjunction with R7B. Resolution No. 376-2000 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 5-0; Absent: Vice-Mayor Cruz and Commissioner Liebman. R. Parcher to handle.

Meeting adjourned at 9:07 p.m.

End of Agenda