City of Miami Beach - City Commission Meeting
Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive
December 20, 2000

 

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AFTERACTION

ATTENTION ALL LOBBYISTS

Chapter 2, Article VII, Division 3 of the City Code of Miami Beach entitled "Lobbyists" requires the registration of all lobbyists with the City Clerk prior to engaging in any lobbying activity with the City Commission, any City Board or Committee, or any personnel as defined in the subject Code sections. Copies of the City Code sections on lobbyists laws are available in the City Clerk's office. Questions regarding the provisions of the Ordinance should be directed to the Office of the City Attorney.

CONSENT AGENDA

PA1 Proclamation/J. Gamonet de los Heros, Artistic Contribution to Miami City Ballet.(Kasdin) 1

PA2 Cert. of Apprec/P.D. Wire & Cable Corp., Donating Stuffed Toys to MB Police Dept. (Kasdin)

PA3 Cert. of Apprec/R. Robinson, Receiving the Architects Historic Preservation Award. (Liebman)

PA4 Proclam./Cert. of Appr., Police Dept., Recognition of International Accreditation. (Garcia)

PA5 2:00 p.m., Medallion/Morris Lapidus, Being Named an "American Original". (Liebman)

C2A Issue PO, Purchase Radios for Police Department, $37,269. 3

C2B Award PO, Purchase Firefighter Turnout Gear, $28,832.80. 5

C2C Award PO, Purchase (2) 2001 Rescue Vehicles for Fire Department, $260,414. 7

C2D Issue SO, Purchase Tires for City Vehicles, $135,000. 13

C2E Issue SO, Bodywork Repair/Painting of City Vehicles, $75,000. 15

C2F Issue SO, Purchase Automotive Parts for Fleet Mgmt, $150,000. 17

C2G Issue PO, Purchase (3) Cushman Model 474 Utility Vehicles, $49,170.75. 19

C2H Issue PO, Purchase of (5) 2001 Ford Ranger 4x2 Compact Pick-Up Trucks, $68,965. 21

C2I BA 149-99/00, Purchase (2) Contender Boats w/ Trailers for Police, $90,108. 23

C2J Issue PO, Purchase (1) 2001 Chevy Suburban 2500 4x4, $32,443. 25

C2K Award SO to Miami Herald, Advertising Services, $290,000. 27

C2L Award SO to Miami Times, Advertising Services, $15,000. 29

C2M Issue SO to Novell, Inc., Upgrades/Maintenance of Network System. 31

C2N Issue PO, Service Agmt for Cobra/Cyborg, $44,259.18. 33

C2O Issue PO, Remote Shelf Phone System, $47,776, & Wiring New Phone System, $5,578. 35

C2P Award PO, Purchase Furniture for Police Department, $16,343.05. 37

C2Q BA 126-99/00, Purchase Trash Receptacles for CMB Boardwalk & Oceanfront, $21,675. 39

C2R Issue SO, Purchase New 800MHz Trunked Digital Smartzone Radio System, $55,190.70. 43

C2S Issue SO, Purchase Grease, Oil & Other Lubricants, $13,000. 45

C2T BA 10-98/00, Cleaning Interior/Exterior of Electrowave Buses, $25,000. 47

C4A Ref: Fin. & CW Proj. Comm., JOC System for Maint/Constr. Serv. for Capital Projects. 49

C4B Ref: Fin. & CW Proj. Comm., Funding for Lincoln Road Marketing. 55

C4C Ref: Fin. & CW Proj. Comm., Facilitating Underground Conversion of Utilities. 57

C4D Ref: Fin. & CW Proj. Comm., Linc. Rd. Special Events Agmt/Adshel Revenue. 59

C4E Ref: Community Affairs Comm., Rename Reconstructed Meridian Ave. Bridge. (Kasdin) 61

C7A Waive Formal Bidding/Award SO to U.S. Postmaster, Purchase of Postage. 5/7 63

C7B Place 60 Banners, January 5 - 22 for Art Miami 2001. 65

C7C Place 80 Banners, January 20 - February 12 for Miami Beach Festival of the Arts. 73

C7D Enter into Agmt, MB Police Dept. Attaining Fla. Law Enforcement Accreditation. 79

C7E1 Appoint Judge Newman, Chief Special Master, Administrative Hearings. 95

C7E2 Appoint Judge Newman, Chief Special Master, Hold Hearings, Impose Fines. 95

 

C7F Issue 3rd Change Order w/ AVS, Purchase (7) Sets of Batteries & (5) Motorola Radios. 101

C7G Submit Grant from MDC's Safe Neigh. Parks Bond Prog., Renovate Flamingo Pool. 107

C7H Reallocate FY 1999/00 Funds, MB High School Purchase/Install Fire Safety Gates. 111

C7I Designate Christina Cuervo, Agent to Rep. CMB w/ Federal Emergency Mgmt Admin. 115

C7J Reject RFQ No. 41-99/00 Project No. 8 - Beach Plantings. 119

C7K Accept Donation of Park Bench for Flamingo Park in Honor of Norman H. Gross. 123

C7L Authorize Donation of (3) Used 1994 Police Pursuit Vehicles to S.F.I.C.J. 125

C7M Approp. Emergency Med. Services Grant Award Funds, Improve Pre-Hospital Services. 127

C7N Amend Resos., Provide for Designated Signatories to SMG/City Administration Accts. 143

C7O Authorize Signing Vouchers on SMG Accts. at Bank of America. 145

C7P Execute Agmt w/ Motorola, Maintenance of 800MHz Trunked Analog Radio System. 149

C7Q Execute Agmt w/ Salvation Army, Emergency Shelter Beds for the Homeless. 153

C7R Approve Order Tolling Deadline, Cable Television Service. 193

REGULAR AGENDA

R2A Issue SO, Purchase Gasoline & Diesel Fuel for City Vehicles, $685,000. 199

R5A 11:00 a.m. 2nd Rdg, Creation of Lincoln Road Signage District. 5/7 201

R5B 1st Rdg, Revisions to Historic Preservation Ordinance. 5/7 207

R5C 1st Rdg, Extend Hours of Sale of Beer & Wine Off-Premises Consumption. 213

R5D 1st Rdg, Amend Ch. 6, Alcoholic Beverages - Age Restrictions. 217

R5E 1st Rdg, Amend Ord. No. 789, Classified Employees' Salary Ordinance. 225

R5F 4:00 p.m. 1st Rdg, Provide Terms/Conditions for Operation of Cable Television. 231

R6A Report: Community Affairs Committee Meeting of 12/4/00. 309

R6B Report: Land Use & Development Comm. Meeting of 12/11/00. 315

R7A Amend MB Fine Arts Board Reso., Increasing Number of Members from 13 to 14. 317

R7B Approve Sublease, Office Space on 6th Floor of Historic City Hall. 321

R7C Approve 3 Year Labor Agmt w/ GSA from Oct. 1, 2000 to Sept. 30, 2003. 327

R7D 11:30 a.m., Execute Serv. Agmt w/Jorden, Burt, Govt'l Represen./Consulting Services. 369

R7E 4:30 p.m., Waive Provisions Sec. 10.3, Lease Agmt w/ Lincoln Plaza Partners. 391/SM

R7F Negotiate w/ Bridge House/Communikatz, Consultant Serv. for Collins Ave. Project. 587

R7G 3:00 p.m., Approve Traffic Mgmt Plan for Ocean Drive, Appropriate Funds. 591

R7H Approp. G.O. Bond Funds, VCA to Complete Analysis of City Signage. 599/SM

R7I Disapprove the Proposed Use of City's Share of Convention Development Tax. A

R9A Board and Committee Appointments. 601

R9A1 Ratify MB Housing Authority Tenant Commissioner Appointment. (Kasdin) 653

R9A2 Appointment to S. Pointe Advisory Board. (Garcia) 657

R9B1 1:30 p.m., Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. 663

R9B2 5:30 p.m., Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. 663

R9C Disc. Beach Concessions. (Liebman) 665

R9D Disc. Newspaper Racks. (Liebman) 669

R9E Disc. Tour Buses. (Liebman) 683

R9F 10:30 a.m., Disc. Resolution re: New Venetian Causeway Toll Plaza. (Liebman) 687

R9G Disc. City Licensing Process for Street Peddling Business. (Garcia) 699

R9H Disc. Renaming Fifth Street as Miami Beach Blvd. (Garcia) 701

R9I 2:30 p.m., Disc. Orange Bowl Committee Request. (Kasdin) 703

R9J 3:30 p.m., Disc. Hours of Operation on New Years Eve Nightclubs. (Garcia) 707

REPORTS AND INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

A City Attorney's Status Report. 709

B Parking Status Report. 715

C Status Report on the Collins Park Cultural Center. 733

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ITEMS - 10:00 A.M.

2A Report of Itemized Rev. & Expend. of RDA, Months Ending October 2000 1/SC

Call to Order - 9:24am

Inspirational Message given by Dr. Annette Jones

Pledge of Allegiance lead by Chief Richard Barreto

Requests for Additions, Withdrawals, and Deferrals

PA - Presentations and Awards

9:26 am/155t1

PA1 Proclamation to be Presented to Jimmy Gamonet de los Heros for his Artistic Contribution and Dedication to Miami City Ballet. (Page 1)

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Deferred.

 

9:27 am/190t1

PA2 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to P.D. Wire & Cable Corp., for Graciously Donating Stuffed Toys to the Miami Beach Police Department.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Certificate of Appreciation presented.

 

9:29 am/ 308t1

PA3 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Randall Robinson in Recognition for Receiving the American Institute of Architects Historic Preservation Award.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Certificate of Appreciation presented.

 

9:34 am/610t1

PA4 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Michael Somberg, Richard Lonergan Jr., Lisa Newland, Lori Freedline and Richard Barreto and a Proclamation to be Presented to the Miami Beach Police Department for Being Awarded International Accreditation.

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

ACTION: Certificates of Appreciation presented.

Handout:

1. City of Miami Beach lapel pin bearing the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) logo.

Jorge Gonzalez, City Manager, stated that in the spirit of the holiday season through December 25, the Parking Department is continuing its annual promotion of goodwill to the community in the form of a one hour grace period for vehicles parked at expired parking meters.

2:21pm/100t3

PA5 Medallion to be Presented to Morris Lapidus in Honor of Being Named an "American Original" at The Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Medallion presented.

CONSENT AGENDA

ACTION: Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to approve the Consent Agenda; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Dermer.

ACTION: Motion made by Commissioner Smith to add R7I as an emergency item; seconded by Commissioner Bower. Voice vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Dermer.

 

C2 - Competitive Bid Reports

C2A Commission Memorandum No. 915-00 (Page 3)

Request for Approval to Issue a Purchase Order to Motorola, Inc., in the Amount of $37,269, Pursuant to the School District of Palm Beach County Contract No. 99C-127J, for the Purchase of Radios for the Police Department.

(Police Department)

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

 

C2B Commission Memorandum No. 916-00 (Page 5)

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Safety Equipment Co., in the Amount of $28,832.80, Pursuant to City of Orlando RFP No. 97-323 for the Purchase of Firefighter Turnout Gear.

(Fire Department)

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

 

C2C Commission Memorandum No. 917-00 (Page 7)

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Aero Products in the Amount of $260,414, Pursuant to the Miami-Dade County Bid No. 472-4/01-2 for the Purchase of Two (2) 2001 Rescue Vehicles for the Fire Department.

(Fleet Management)

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

 

C2D Commission Memorandum No. 918-00 (Page 13)

Request for Approval to Issue a Standing Order to Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Center, Inc., and Martino Tire Com., in the Amount of $135,000 Pursuant to Florida State Contract No. 863-000-99-1 for the Purchase of Tires for City Vehicles for Fleet Management.

(Fleet Management)

ACTION: Award authorized. Drew Terpak to handle.

 

C2E Commission Memorandum No. 919-00 (Page 15)

Request for Approval to Issue Standing Orders to Crony Body Works, Inc., Cubanshine Frame & Body Shop, Inc., ESEF, Inc., Chile Body Shop, Inc., and 3 Points Paint & Body Shop, Inc., in the Total Amount of $75,000, Pursuant to Miami-Dade County Contract No. 3881-01/01-1 for Bodywork Repair and Painting of City Vehicles for Fleet Management.

(Fleet Management)

ACTION: Award authorized. Drew Terpak to handle.

 

C2F Commission Memorandum No. 920-00 (Page 17)

Request for Approval to Issue Standing Orders to Papco Auto Parts South, Inc., NAPA Auto Parts, Inc., and Metro Ford, Inc., in the Amount of $150,000, Pursuant to Miami-Dade County Contract Nos. 1070-3/02-OTR-CW and 5387-4/01-1, for the Purchase of Automotive Parts for Fleet Management.

(Fleet Management)

ACTION: Award authorized. Drew Terpak to handle.

 

C2G Commission Memorandum No. 921-00 (Page 19)

Request for Approval to Issue a Purchase Order to Golf Ventures, Inc. in the Amount of $49,170.75, Pursuant to the State of Florida Contract No. 070-840-99-1 for the Purchase of Three (3) Cushman Model 474 Utility Vehicles.

(Fleet Management)

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

City Clerk's note: PO for the Parking Department

 

C2H Commission Memorandum No. 922-00 (Page 21)

Request for Approval to Issue a Purchase Order to Don Reid Ford in the Amount of $68,965. Pursuant to the Florida Sheriffs Association Contract No. 00-08-0905 for the Purchase of Five (5) 2001 Ford Ranger 4x2 Compact Pick-Up Trucks.

(Fleet Management)

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

City Clerk's note: Parking Department

 

10:05 am/2630t1

C2I Commission Memorandum No. 923-00 (Page 23)

Request for Approval to Issue a Purchase Order to Contender Boats, Inc., in the Amount of $90,108, Pursuant to Bid No.149-99/00 for the Purchase of Two (2) Contender Boats with Trailers for the Police Department.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Separated for discussion by Commissioner Smith.

Award authorized. Gus Lopez to issue a Purchase Order. Drew Terpak and Chief Barreto to handle. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Garcia. Voice vote: 7-0.

Commissioner Smith asked about the status of the dock at the north end substation and if staff was available to man the boats. Chief Barreto stated that staff is available to man the boats. Chief Barreto also stated that the dock remains a problem. The Florida Department of Environmental Services and the Army Corp of Engineers need to approve. Commissioner Smith requested the dock issue be resolved as soon as possible and to advise him of the status before the next commission meeting. Bruce Henderson and Chief Barreto to handle via an LTC.

10:11 am/2966t1

C2J Commission Memorandum No. 924-00 (Page 25)

Request for Approval to Issue a Purchase Order to Maroone Chevrolet, LLC in the Amount of $32,443, Pursuant to the Florida Sheriffs Association Bid No. 00-08-0905, for the Purchase of One (1) 2001 Chevy Suburban 2500 4x4.

(Fleet Management)

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

 

C2K Commission Memorandum No. 925-00 (Page 27)

Request for Approval to Award a Standing Order to Miami Herald Publishing Co., Inc. in the Amount of $290,000, for Citywide Advertising Services.

(Procurement)

ACTION: Award authorized. Individual departments to handle.

 

C2L Commission Memorandum No. 926-00 (Page 29)

Request for Approval to Award a Standing Order to The Miami Times in the Amount of $15,000, for Citywide Advertising Services.

(Procurement)

ACTION: Award authorized. Individual departments to handle.

 

C2M Commission Memorandum No. 927-00 (Page 31)

Request for Approval to Issue a Standing Order to Novell, Inc., in the Amount of $65,000, for a Major Upgrade of the Network System Software from Version 4.1 to Version 5.1, Changing from Server-Based to Network-Based User Licenses, and Maintenance of the Network System Software for the Fiscal Year 2000/2001, and Provision to Purchase Regular Upgrades and Maintenance of the Network System for the Next Three Fiscal Years at a Cost Not to Exceed $25,000 Per Year.

(Information Technology)

ACTION: Award authorized. Kay Randall to handle.

 

9:48 am/1427t1 - 10:04 am

C2N Commission Memorandum No. 928-00 (Page 33)

Request for Approval to Issue a Purchase Order to Cyborg Systems, Inc., in the Amount of $44,259.18, for the Current Year Service Agreement for Cobra and Cyborg Solution Series ST and for the On-Going Annual Service Agreement for the Next Five Years.

(Information Technology)

ACTION: Separated for discussion by Commissioner Garcia. Discussion held. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia NOT to approve the Purchase Order until a consultant has reviewed the system. Discussion continued.

Mayor Kasdin stated that the Audit Committee recommended the City obtain a consultant or consultants to review the software and computer systems. He questioned what has been done. City Manager Jorge Gonzalez stated that an RFQ is out for this service.

Commissioner Garcia withdrew his motion and made a substitute motion to approve the Purchase Order and the Administration will not bring any additional expenditures for Cyborg until a consultant is hired with the only exception being if a true maintenance expenditure is required; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 7-0.

Award authorized. Gus Lopez to issue a Purchase Order. Kay Randall to handle.

 

9:57 am/2150t1

C2O Commission Memorandum No. 929-00 (Page 35)

Request for Approval to Issue a Purchase Order to Siemens Business Communications, in the Amount of $47,776, for a New Remote Shelf Telephone System, and to All Sound Equipment, Inc., in the Amount of $5,578, for Wiring for the New Telephone System, for the Fleet Management/Sanitation Departments, 140 MacArthur Causeway, Miami Beach, FL.

(Information Technology)

ACTION: Separated for discussion by Commissioner Garcia. No discussion held.

Award authorized. Gus Lopez to issue a Purchase Order. Kay Randall to handle. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; voice vote: 7-0.

 

C2P Commission Memorandum No. 930-00 (Page 37)

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to J. C. White Office Furniture Inc., in the Amount of $16,343.05, Pursuant to State of Florida Contract No. 425-001-97-1 for the Purchase of Furniture for the Police Department.

(Police Department)

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

 

C2Q Commission Memorandum No. 931-00 (Page 39)

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to AAA Automatic Door & Repair Inc. in the Total Amount of $21,675, Pursuant to Bid No. 126-99/00, for the Purchase of Trash Receptacles for Use on the City of Miami Beach Boardwalk and Oceanfront District.

(Property Management)

 

ACTION: Contract awarded. Brad Judd to handle.

 

9:58 am / 2151t1

C2R Commission Memorandum No. 932-00 (Page 43)

Request for Approval to Issue a Standing Order to RCC/Omnicom, Inc., in the Amount of $55,190.70, for a Technical Services Agreement to Review, Analyze, and Report on the Proposed Upgrade to the Present 800MHz Radio System Purchase Proposal for the New 800MHz Trunked Digital Simulcast Smartzone Public Safety Radio System.

(Information Technology)

ACTION: Separated for discussion by Commissioner Garcia. Commissioner Garcia commended the City Manager for taking this action.

Standing Order authorized. Kay Randall to handle. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; voice vote: 7-0.

 

C2S Commission Memorandum No. 933-00 (Page 45)

Request for Approval to Issue a Standing Order to Coastal Unilube, Inc., in the Amount of $13,000, Pursuant to Broward County Contract No. D11970712 for the Purchase of Grease, Oil, and other Lubricants.

(Fleet Management)

ACTION: Award authorized. Drew Terpak to handle.

 

C2T Commission Memorandum No. 934-00 (Page 47)

Request for Approval to Issue a Standing Order to Detailing By Dennis, Inc., in the Amount of $25,000, Pursuant to City of Miami Beach Bid No. 10-98/00 for the Cleaning of Interior & Exterior of Electrowave Buses and the Polishing of Electrowave Buses, Police, Utility, and Passenger Vehicles.

(Fleet Management)

ACTION: Award authorized. Drew Terpak to handle.

C4 - Commission Committee Assignments

 

C4A Commission Memorandum No. 935-00 (Page 49)

Referral to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee - Job Order Contracting (JOC) System for Achieving Timely and Cost Effective Procurement of Maintenance and Construction Services for Capital Projects up to $500,000 in Total Cost.

(Procurement Department)

ACTION: Referred. Patricia Walker to place on committee agenda. Gus Lopez to handle.

 

C4B Commission Memorandum No. 936-00 (Page 55)

Referral to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee - Funding for Lincoln Road Marketing .

(Finance Department)

ACTION: Referred. Patricia Walker to place on committee agenda. Ronnie Singer to handle.

 

C4C Commission Memorandum No. 937-00 (Page 57)

Referral to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee - City's Role in Facilitating the Underground Conversion of Neighborhood Utilities.

(Finance Department)

ACTION: Referred. Patricia Walker to place on committee agenda.

 

C4D Commission Memorandum No. 938-00 (Page 59)

Referral to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee - 1) Revenue from Lincoln Road Special Events and Concession Agreements; 2) Percent of City Revenue from Adshel, Inc. for Lincoln Road Directory Kiosk Advertising.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Referred. Patricia Walker to place on committee agenda.

C4E Commission Memorandum No. 938-00 (Page 61)

Referral to the Community Affairs Committee - Renaming of the Newly Reconstructed Meridian Avenue Bridge.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

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

 

C7 - Resolutions

C7A Commission Memorandum No. 939-00 (Page 63)

A Resolution Authorizing, by 5/7ths Vote, a Waiver of Formal Competitive Bidding and Authorizing a Standing Order with the United States Postmaster, in the Amount of $130,000, for the Purchase of Postage for use by the City.

(City Clerk's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24197 adopted. R. Parcher to handle.

 

C7B Commission Memorandum No. 940-00 (Page 65)

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Placement of Sixty (60) Banners for Art Miami 2001 in Miami Beach from January 5, 2001 to January 22, 2001, as Requested by the Applicant at the Following Locations: Washington Avenue, Between Lincoln Road and Dade Boulevard; Convention Center Drive, Between 17th Street and Dade Boulevard; Meridian Avenue, Between 17th Street and Dade Boulevard; Dade Boulevard, Between Washington Avenue and Alton Road; Alton Road, Between 15th Street and 17th Street; MacArthur Causeway (Alton Road to Coast Guard Station); 5th Street, Between Ocean Drive and Alton Road; and Collins Avenue, from 15th Street to 18th Street, Said Banners to Be Affixed to Light Poles in the Public Right-of-Way; Measuring 3' X 7' and Having Copy and Design as Shown on the Attached Drawings; and Shall be Installed and Removed in Accordance with All Other Applicable City Requirements; the Administration Further Recommends That These Banners Be Installed No Earlier than January 3, 2001, and Removed by January 24, 2001.

(Arts, Culture & Entertainment)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24198 adopted. James Quinlan to handle.

 

C7C Commission Memorandum No. 941-00 (Page 73)

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Placement of Eighty (80) Banners from January 20 to February 12, 2001, for the Miami Beach Festival of the Arts, as Requested by the Applicant at the Following Locations: MacArthur Causeway, from the Coast Guard Station to Alton Road; 5th Street, from Alton Road to Ocean Drive; Collins Avenue, from 43rd Street to 62nd Street, and 71st Street to 87th Street; Harding Avenue, from 87th Street to 73rd Street; 71st Street and Normandy Drive, from Collins Avenue to Bay View Drive; Abbott Avenue, from 73rd Street to 69th Street; Ocean Terrace, from 73rd to 75th Street; Arthur Godfrey Road, from Alton Road to Pinetree Drive; and Convention Center Drive, from 17th Street to 20th Street; Said Banners to Be Affixed to Light Poles in the Public Right-of-Way, Measuring 36" X 7 ' and Having Copy and Design as Shown on the Attached Drawings; the Administration Further Recommends That the Banners Be Installed No Earlier than January 20, 2001, and Removed by February 12, 2001.

(Arts, Culture & Entertainment)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24199 adopted. James Quinlan to handle.

 

C7D Commission Memorandum No. 942-00 (Page 79)

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Miami Beach Chief of Police to Execute an Agreement with the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc., for the Purpose of the Miami Beach Police Department Attaining Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24200 adopted. Chief Barreto to handle.

 

C7E Commission Memorandum No. 943-00 (Page 95)

1. A Resolution Accepting the Recommendation of the City Manager Concerning the Appointment

of Judge Robert Newman to Serve as Chief Special Master Commencing December 27, 2000, and Ending June 27, 2001, or Until a Successor has Been Appointed, Who Shall be Authorized to Hold Administrative Hearings Regarding Appeals from Citations for Violations of Miami Beach City Code Chapters and Regarding Denials, Suspensions, and Revocations of Occupational Licenses and Certificates of Use, and to Appoint Such Other Special Masters as May Reasonably Be Required to Conduct Such Hearings Pursuant to City Ordinances.

2. A Resolution Accepting the Recommendation of the Miami Beach City Manager Concerning

Appointment of Judge Robert Newman to Serve as Chief Special Master, Commencing December 27, 2000, and Ending June 27, 2001, or Until a Successor has Been Appointed, who Shall be Authorized to Hold Hearings and Impose Fines, Liens and other Non-Criminal Penalties Against Violators of City Codes and Ordinances, and Shall Also be Authorized to Appoint such other Special Masters as may Reasonably be Required to Conduct the Subject Hearings; Incorporating all other Matters set Forth within City of Miami Beach Resolution No. 98-22777 Concerning the Compensation and Duties of the Chief Special Master.

(City Clerk's Office)

#1: ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24201 adopted. R. Parcher to handle.

#2: ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24202 adopted. R. Parcher to handle.

 

C7F Commission Memorandum No. 944-00 (Page 101)

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Issue a Third Change Order to Contract with Advanced Vehicle Systems, Inc. (AVS), in the Amount of $92,750, to Purchase Seven Sets of Batteries for the Electrowave Shuttle Service; and Authorizing the Purchase of Five Motorola Hand-Held Radios for the Shuttle Service, in the Amount of $12,772.20, Utilizing an Existing School District/Palm Beach County Contract Number 99C-127J with Motorola; the Two Purchases Being Funded at $105,522.20 with Federal Transit Administration, Section 3 Funds (FTA Grant # FL-03-0191), Previously Appropriated for Shuttle Purposes by Resolution No. 99-23127, Dated April 14, 2000.

(Transportation/Concurrency Management)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24203 adopted. Drew Terpak, Kay Randall, Gus Lopez, and Joseph Johnson to handle.

 

C7G Commission Memorandum No. 945-00 (Page 107)

A Resolution Retroactively Authorizing the City Manager or His Designee to Submit a Grant Application for Funding in the Amount of $68,088 from the Miami-Dade County's Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond Program Interest Earnings, for the Purpose of Renovating Flamingo Pool; Further Appropriating the Grant, If Approved and Accepted by the City, in the Work Order for the Flamingo Park Renovation Project; and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute All Necessary Documents Related to this Application.

(Parks and Recreation)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24204 adopted. Kevin Smith and Patricia Walker to handle.

 

10:13 am/3098t1

C7H Commission Memorandum No. 946-00 (Page 111)

A Resolution Approving an Amendment to the Fiscal Year 1999/2000 One-Year Action Plan, Reallocating $15,973 of Fiscal Year 1999/2000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Funds from the Following Projects: Community Council for Jewish Elderly ($53), Operation Safety Net ($11,203); Performing Arts Academy ($235); Unidad ($20); and the City of Miami Beach Administration ($4,462); to Miami Beach Senior High School to Partially Fund the Purchase and Installation of Fire Safety Gates, at an Estimated $24,000, to Satisfy Safety Requirements; and Further Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute the Agreement Between the City and Miami Beach Senior High School Allocating the Aforementioned Funds.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Separated for discussion by Commissioner Garcia. Commissioner Garcia stated that with all the needs of the City, we are giving money to Beach High to fix fire safety violations. If the School Board cannot reimburse the money, they should give the City some concessions related to fire inspections and enforcing the fire codes.

Christina Cuervo stated that the concessions could be incorporated into the contract.

Commissioner Bower stated that it will take time for the School Board to review any concessions recommended by the City and that the fire doors are for the kids and should be installed immediately.

Resolution No. 2000-24205 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia to adopt the resolution with the understanding that the money will be given to install the gates and in return, the Miami Beach Fire Marshal will develop the list of concessions from the School Board relating to fire safety. The list of concessions and the approval of the concession must not delay the installation of the gates; seconded by Commission Liebman; voice vote: 7-0. Miguell Del Campillo and Chief Jordan to handle.

 

C7I Commission Memorandum No. 947-00 (Page 115)

A Resolution Designating Christina M. Cuervo, Assistant City Manager, as the Agent to Represent the City of Miami Beach with the Federal Emergency Management Administration, Florida Department of Community Affairs, and Related Agencies, through December 31, 2002, to Execute Requests for Assistance, Damage Claims, Requests for Payments, and Other Supplemental Documents in Order to Request and Receive Disaster Relief Grants and Recovery Assistance Following Natural Disasters.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24206 adopted. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

C7J Commission Memorandum No. 948-00 (Page 119)

A Resolution Rejecting All Responses Received Pursuant to that Certain Portion of Request for Qualifications (RFQ) No.41-99/00, Referencing Project No. 8 - Beach Plantings.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Separated for discussion by Commissioner Liebman. Commissioner Liebman asked how is staff going to do the beach planting when they are already struggling to maintain the parks. The daily operations should not be impacted by this additional work.

City Manager Jorge Gonzalez stated that the beach planting will be added to the existing maintenance contract and it will not impact the current level of service.

Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to adopt the resolution; seconded by Commissioner Bower; voice vote: 7-0.

Resolution No. 2000-24207 adopted. Gus Lopez to notify proposers. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

 

C7K Commission Memorandum No. 949-00 (Page 123)

A Resolution Accepting the Donation of a Park Bench from Mr. Howard Gross, Valued at $850 to be Located at the Flamingo Park Memorial Football Stadium, in Honor of his Brother, Norman H. Gross.

(Parks and Recreation)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24208 adopted. Kevin Smith to handle.

 

C7L Commission Memorandum No. 950-00 (Page 125)

A Resolution Authorizing the Donation of Three (3) Used 1994 Ford Crown Victoria Police Pursuit Vehicles to the Southeast Florida Institute of Criminal Justice (S.F.I.C.J).

(Fleet Management)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24209 adopted. Drew Terpak to handle.

 

C7M Commission Memorandum No. 951-00 (Page 127)

A Resolution Authorizing the City to Apply for, Receive and Appropriate Emergency Medical Services Grant Award Funds to Improve and/or Expand Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Services, and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Letter of Understanding and Any and All Necessary Applications and Documents.

(Fire Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24210 adopted. Chief Jordan and Patricia Walker to handle.

 

C7N Commission Memorandum No. 952-00 (Page 143)

A Resolution Amending Resolutions No. 2000-23855, 97-22375 and 97-22600, Respectively, which Established the Bank Accounts with Citibank Federal Savings Bank, Entitled, "City of Miami Beach/Miami Beach Convention Center" and "City of Miami Beach/Jackie Gleason Theater" to Provide for Designated Signatories to the Accounts from SMG and the City Administration.

(Convention Center)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24211 adopted. Patricia Walker to handle.

 

C7O Commission Memorandum No. 953-00 (Page 145)

A Resolution Providing Authority for Signing Vouchers on Funds in the Account with Spectacor Management Group (SMG) at Bank of America, N. A., Entitled "City of Miami Beach/SMG Co-Promotion Fund Account" and Rescinding Resolution No. 2000-24059.

(Finance Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24212 adopted. Patricia Walker to handle.

 

C7P Commission Memorandum No. 954-00 (Page 149)

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute an Agreement with Motorola, Inc., in the Amount of $272,702.16, for a One-Year Service Agreement, Renewable for a Second-Year or no More than the Consumer Price Index (CPI) Increase in the Second Year, for Maintenance of the City's Existing 800MHz Trunked Analog Public Safety Radio System, which Includes Six (6) Tower Sites, Dispatch Center with SIMS Radio System, Digital Microwave System, and One Thousand (1,000) Portable/Mobile Radios.

(Information Technology)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24213 adopted. Kay Randall to handle.

 

C7Q Commission Memorandum No. 955-00 (Page 153)

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute an Agreement with the Salvation Army, a Georgia Corporation, for $110,000, to Provide Emergency Shelter Beds to the City of Miami Beach Homeless Population.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24214 adopted. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

C7R Commission Memorandum No. 956-00 (Page 193)

A Resolution Approving the Issuance and Execution by the City Manager of an Order Tolling Deadline and Accounting Order, which Gives the City an Extension of Time within which to Review Proposed Changes in the Maximum Permitted Rate for Cable Television Service which have been Filed with the City by Charter Communications and Requires Certain Records to be Kept in Connection therewith; and Providing an Effective Date.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24215 adopted. Lawrence Levy and R. Parcher to handle.

Handout:

1. Letter from Denise M. Jones, Director of Regulatory Compliance and Planning, Charter Communications, to Jorge Gonzalez, City Manager, Dated November 29, 2000, RE: Notification of filing FCC Form 1210

End of Consent Agenda

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA

R2 - Competitive Bid Reports

 

10:45 am/5855t1

R2A Commission Memorandum No. 957-00 (Page 199)

Request for Approval to Issue Standing Orders to B.V. Oil Company, Inc., Coastal Fuels Marketing, Inc., Consolidated Oil Co., Inc., and Mansfield Oil Co., Inc., in the Total Amount of $685,000, Pursuant to Miami-Dade County Contract No. 3143-0/03 for the Purchase of Gasoline and Diesel Fuel for City Vehicles for Fleet Management.

(Fleet Management)

ACTION: Award approved. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Vice-Mayor Cruz; Voice vote 4-0; Absent: Commissioners Bower, Garcia, Liebman. Drew Terpak to handle.

R5 - Ordinances

11:02 am/580t2

R5A Commission Memorandum No. 958-00 (Page 201)

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

(Planning Department)

(First Reading November 29, 2000)

ACTION: Public Hearing Opened and Continued February 21, 2001 at 11:00 am.

Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to open and continue the Public Hearing to February 21 at 11:00 am to allow the Lincoln Road Marketing Group time to organize a workshop to develop a vision statement for the Road; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0; Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Jorge Gomez to handle.

Commissioner Liebman asked the Administration if perhaps the Planning Department could help facilitate the workshop.

Commissioner Bower requested that businesses on Lincoln Road west of Alton Road be included in the workshop.

Ms. Miller stated that the Christmas lights on Lincoln Rd and Washington Ave are not lit. Brad Judd to handle.

Handout:

1. Speakers list.

 

10:54 am/151t2

R5B Commission Memorandum No. 959-00 (Page 207)

Ordinance - Revisions to Historic Preservation Ordinance

An Ordinance Amending the Land Development Regulations of the Code of the City of Miami Beach, by Amending Chapter 118, Article X, Division 3, Entitled "Issuance of Certificate of Appropriateness/Certificate to Dig/Certificate of Appropriateness for Demolition" by Amending Section 118-563 to Clarify, Modify and Expand the Review Procedures and Standards for Staff Review of Certificates of Appropriateness, by Amending Chapter 118, Article X, Division 4, Entitled "Designation" by Amending Section 118-593 to Amend the Timeframes for Obtaining a Demolition Permit Pursuant to Historic Designation; Providing for Inclusion in the City Code; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. First Reading

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Discussion 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 on January 10, 2001. R. Parcher to notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Jorge Gomez to handle.

 

10:46 am/5954t1

R5C Commission Memorandum No. 960-00 (Page 213)

An Ordinance Amending the Code of City of Miami Beach by Amending Chapter 6 Entitled "Alcoholic Beverages", by Amending Section 6-3 Entitled "Hours of Sale" by Extending the Hours of Sale of Off-Premises Alcoholic Beverages from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Codification, and an Effective Date. First Reading

(Planning/Legal)

ACTION: Discussion held. Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Ballot vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Liebman. Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled on January 10, 2001. R. Parcher to Notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Jorge Gomez to handle.

 

10:50 am/41t2

R5D Commission Memorandum No. 961-00 (Page 217)

An Ordinance Amending the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, Amending Chapter 6 Entitled "Alcoholic Beverages", Section 6-5 Entitled Patron Age Restrictions, by Revising the Penalties for Violations of Section 6-5; Providing for Inclusion in the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida; Repealer; Severability; and an Effective Date. First Reading

(Police Department)

ACTION: Discussion 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 on January 10, 2001. R. Parcher to notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. Chief Barreto to handle.

Commissioner Smith stated that some clubs in Gainesville, Florida have installed a drivers license scanning device which detects fake licenses. Commissioners Smith and Liebman both stated that may be the use of technology should be added to the ordinance. Chief Barreto to handle.

 

10:59 am/338t2

R5E Commission Memorandum No. 962-00 (Page 225)

An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 789, the Classified Employees' Salary Ordinance, for the Classifications in Group V, Being those Classifications Covered by the Government Supervisors Association of Florida, in Accordance with the Negotiated Agreement, Changing the Minimum of the Ranges to Reflect the Current Classification and Pay System, Retroactively, Effective with the First Pay Period Ending in October 2000; Increasing the Minimum and Maximum of the Ranges in 2001 and 2002 in Accordance with the Classification and Pay System; Increasing the Salary of Each Employee, Retroactively, by 2% Effective the First Pay Period Ending in October 2000; Increasing the Salary of Each Employee According to the Consumer Price Index-U (all Urban Consumers) in 2001 and 2002 Effective with the First Pay Period Ending in October 2001 and October 2002, Respectively; with no Employee to Exceed the Maximum of the New Range at any Time; Providing for a Repealer, Severability, Codification and Effective Dates. First Reading

(Human Resources)

(Hear in Conjunction with R7C)

ACTION: Discussion held. Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Ballot vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Smith. Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled on January 10, 2001. R. Parcher to notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda. T. C. Adderly to handle.

 

4:38 pm/3220t4

R5F Commission Memorandum No. 963-00 (Page 231)

An Ordinance Providing the Terms and Conditions for the Operation of Cable Television Systems and the Application, Procedures and Requirements Relating to the Grant of Franchises for the Construction, Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Cable Television Systems, Equipment and Facilities In, On, Across, Above or that in any Manner whatsoever Use the City's Public Rights of Ways and to Ensure that Use of the City's Public Rights of Way is in the Public Interest and in Conformance with Applicable Law; Providing for Conflicts; Providing for Repeal; Providing for Severability; Providing a Saving Clause; Providing for Codification; and Providing for an Effective Date. First Reading

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Discussion held. Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Ballot vote: 6-1. Absent: Commissioner Garcia. Second Reading and Public Hearing scheduled on January 10, 2001. R. Parcher to Notice. Lawrence Levy and R. Parcher to handle.

Commissioner Smith asked if the ordinance addresses the under grounding of utilities. Do cable companies have veto power if the City wants to underground utilities?

 

R6 - Commission Committee Reports

4:55 pm/4574t4

R6A Commission Memorandum No. 964-00 (Page 309)

Report of the Community Affairs Committee Meeting of December 4, 2000: 1) Request from North Beach Development Corporation to Honor Marvin Green; 2) Request by Howard Gross to Donate a Park Bench, Valued at $850, to Be Placed at the Flamingo Park Memorial Football Stadium, in Honor of His Deceased Brother Norman H. Gross; 3) Request to Relocated a Plaque at Normandy Fountain.

Report accepted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 6-0; Absent: Mayor Kasdin.

City Clerk's note:

#2: See agenda item C7K.

#3: The Committee unanimously approved the following motion: The plaque shall be restored to its original position on a pedestal; and the Normandy Fountain area shall be reserved exclusively in honor of Mr. Levy. Property Management will relocate the plaque. Brad Judd to handle.

 

4:58 pm/4840t4

R6B Commission Memorandum No. 965-00 (Page 315)

Report of the Land Use and Development Committee Meeting of December 11, 2000: 1) Discussion on Additions to Existing Structures within the Proposed John S. Collins Waterfront Historic District.

Report accepted. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia; seconded by Commissioner Liebman to bring back as a first reading on the next commission meeting; Voice vote: 6-0; Absent: Mayor Kasdin.

Jorge Gonzalez asked Commission Liebman if she wants the historic designation first and then the roof top additions. She stated that she has no problem if the roof top is done first. She doesn't feel that the historic designation and roof top should be attached to each other. Jorge Gomez to handle.

 

R7 - Resolutions

5:00 pm/5064t4

R7A Commission Memorandum No. 966-00 (Page 317)

A Resolution Amending Resolution No 10840, as Amended, that Created the City of Miami Beach Fine Arts Board, by Expanding the Number of Members from Thirteen (13), to Fourteen (14), with the Mayor and Each City Commissioner Making Two (2) Appointments, and that New Members Be Appointed for Terms to Commence in 2001.

(Arts, Culture & Entertainment)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24216 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; Seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Voice vote: 6-0; Absent: Mayor Kasdin. James Quinlan and R. Parcher to handle.

 

5:01 pm/5169t4

R7B Commission Memorandum No. 967-00 (Page 321)

A Resolution Approving a Sublease by and Between Jacques Auger Design, Inc. and Legal Research Network, Inc. for a Portion of the Office Space on the 6th Floor of Historic City Hall, Located at 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24217 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; Seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Voice vote: 6-0; Absent: Mayor Kasdin. Christina Cuervo and Joe Damien to handle.

Commissioner Smith requested that exhibits be added which give a description of the area and allowed uses. Christina Cuervo to handle.

11:00 am/536t2

R7C Commission Memorandum No. 968-00 (Page 327)

A Resolution Approving a Three Year Labor Agreement Between the City and the Government Supervisors Association of Florida/OPEIU Local 100, (GSA) for the Period from October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2003, and Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute the Agreement.

(Labor Relations)

(Hear in Conjunction with R5E)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24218 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; Seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Voice vote: 7-0. Mary Greenwood to handle.

 

12:20 pm/10t3

R7D Commission Memorandum No. 969-00 (Page 369)

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Professional Services Agreement with the Firm of Jorden, Burt, Berenson, and Johnson LLP, to Provide Governmental Representation and Consulting Services in Washington, D.C.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24219 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Vice-Mayor Cruz; Voice vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Liebman. Christina Cuervo to handle.

City Clerk's note: initial two(2) year term commencing on February 19, 2001, with two (2) one (1) year options to renew at an annual fee of $90,000 per year, inclusive of expenses

Supplemental Materials - no change in agenda title.

 

4:48 pm/4030t4

R7E Commission Memorandum No. 980-00 (Page 391)

A Resolution Waiving the Provisions of Section 10.3(a) of the Agreement of Lease Dated as of September 1, 1999 by and Between the City and Lincoln Plaza Partners, LLC, Amending Exhibit 10.4 to Said Agreement of Lease; and Consenting to an Assignment and Assumption Agreement, Assigning Said Agreement of Lease and the Development Agreement by and Between the City and Lincoln Plaza Partners, LLC, Dated as of September 1, 1999, to LNR Jefferson LLC; and Providing an Effective Date.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24220 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 7-0; Christina Cuervo to handle.

City Clerk's note: See Supplemental Material

 

 

10:20 am/3640t1

R7F Commission Memorandum No. 981-00 (Page 587)

A Resolution Accepting the Recommendation of the Evaluation Committee, Pursuant to Request for Qualifications No. 121-99/00; Authorizing the Administration to Enter into Negotiations with Bridge House/Communikatz Joint Venture for the Performance of Community Information/Involvement/ Liaison Consultant Services for the Collins Avenue Reconstruction Project; with the Understanding That, If an Agreement Cannot be Reached with the Number One-Ranked Firm, the Administration is Authorized to Negotiate with the Second-Ranked Firm, MDR Consulting.

(Transportation/Concurrency Management)

ACTION: Verbal presentation given by Matthew Schwartz.

Commissioner Bower expressed her concern that some firms may not have applied to the RFP because of the following requirement in the RFP: "will be required among other duties to set up and maintain a 24 hour office, on call persons, and hot line for the term of the agreement."

Commissioner Smith stated that because the two respondents rating were so close, the Administration should have allowed the two firms the opportunity to give a 15 minute presentation to the Commission and let the Commission make the selection.

Motion made by Commissioner Garcia to accept the Administration's recommendation; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; no vote taken.

Motion made by Commissioner Dermer to defer the item to the next Commission Meeting; seconded by Commission Smith; Ballot vote: 3-4; Opposed: Mayor Kasdin, Vice-Mayor Cruz, Commissioner Garcia and Liebman. Motion failed.

Motion made by Commissioner Garcia to accept the Administration's recommendation; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Ballot vote: 4-3; Opposed: Commissioners Bower, Dermer, and Smith.

Resolution No. 2000-24224 adopted. Matthew Schwartz and Joseph Johnson to handle.

City Clerk's note: FDOT reconstruction project on Collins Ave (Lincoln Road to 26th Street) is scheduled to begin in April 2001.

Handout:

1. Voting Ballot Motion to defer

2. Voting Ballot main motion

 

3:15 pm/4024t3

R7G Commission Memorandum No. 982-00 (Page 591)

A Resolution Approving a Traffic Management Plan for Ocean Drive, as Recommended by Both the Ocean Drive Improvement Association and the City's Transportation and Parking Committee; Instructing the Administration to Proceed with the Implementation of the Three-Step Plan, which Is Funded by the Miami-Dade County Road Impact Fee Program; the Florida Department of Transportation's Work Program; and the City's Concurrency Mitigation Program/Ocean Drive; and Further Appropriating $3,000 in Ocean Drive Mitigation Funds for the Implementation of Action Step I, Signage, If Needed.

(Transportation/Concurrency Management)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24221 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice vote: 6-1; Opposed: Commissioner Garcia. Joseph Johnson and Patricia Walker to handle.

Jorge Gonzalez, City Manager commended Joseph Johnson on getting consensus from the different groups in a very short time.

City Clerk's note: Three steps: 1) Installation of signage; 2) Installation of traffic signals; and 3) Introduction of street flow modification measures

 

5:05 pm/5520t4

R7H Commission Memorandum No. 988-00 (Page 599)

A Resolution Appropriating Funds in the Amount of $16,000 from the $92 million G.O. Bonds - Series 2000 as a City Match to the Funds Allocated by the Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority to Complete the Analysis of City Signage.

(City Manager's Office)

(To be Submitted)

Supplemental Materials Title:

Resolution Appropriating Funds, in the Amount of $16,000, from the $92 Million General Obligation. Bonds Series 2000 as a City Match to the Funds Allocated by the Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority to for a Citywide Signage Program Analysis.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24222 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Voice vote: 5-0; Absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioner Dermer. Patricia Walker and Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli stated that the Administration is working closely with the VCA and is trying to arrange a meeting with Jose Abreu, FDOT, early in January. Commissioner Bower requested to be notified of the meeting. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

City Clerk's note: See Supplemental Materials

ADDENDUM R7I:

ACTION: Motion made by Commissioner Smith to add R7I as an emergency item; seconded by Commissioner Bower. Voice vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Dermer.

11:27 am/2060t2

R7I A Resolution Disapproving of the Use of the City's Share of the Convention Development Tax for Any Purpose other than is Set Forth in the Interlocal Agreement Between the City and Miami-Dade County, dated June 21, 1996

(Requested by Commissioner Jose Smith)

ACTION: City Manager Jorge Gonzalez gave a verbal report on the status of negotiations with Miami-Dade County. The City Commission expressed general support towards the proposed agreement and commended Jorge Gonzalez, Christina Cuervo, Patricia Walker, Larry Levy and Murray Dubbin for doing an excellent job in negotiating an agreement for the City of Miami Beach.

Commissioner Smith explained the need for the resolution.

Commissioner Smith requested the agreement be referred to the Finance & Citywide Projects Committee. Patricia Walker to handle.

Mayor Kasdin asked if the contents of the resolution could be altered from a negative posture to a positive posture. He suggested the following wording SECTION 1: "The Mayor and City Commission hereby resolve that prior to the use of the City's share of the Convention Development Tax for any project other than the Performing Art Center, the ......." and the LAST WHEREAS: to include language that states: that there will be sufficient future funding to maintain the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Commissioner Cruz stated that he was upset that Miami Beach was not asked to participate in the discussion early in the process. He stated that Miami Beach should have been involved in the discussions from the beginning.

Motion made by Commission Bower to adopt the resolution with the language as stated by Mayor Kasdin; seconded by Commissioner Smith; voice vote: 7-0.

Prior to the vote Commissioner Dermer requested a friendly amendment (That by enacting this resolution, this Commission in no way endorses a baseball stadium). Commissioner Bower and Smith did not accept the amendment.

Commissioner Smith requested that the City Attorney ensure that he is in communications with the County Attorney on this issue.

Resolution No. 2000-24196 adopted as amended. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; Seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 7-0; Christina Cuervo and Legal Department to handle. R. Parcher to deliver a copy of the resolution to Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas, each member of the Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County, and each member of the Florida Legislature from Miami-Dade County.

Motion made by Commissioner Dermer stating that "By the actions taken today by this Commission, we are in no way endorsing the use of public money to build a baseball stadium in the County"; Seconded by Commissioner Smith; no vote taken.

Mayor Kasdin stated the motion was unnecessarily inflammatory.

Commissioner Dermer rephrased his motion as follows: "By the actions taken today by this City Commission we are taking no position as to the construction of a baseball stadium, downtown, with public money"; seconded by Commissioner Smith; Voice vote: 6-1; Opposed: Commissioner Garcia. R. Parcher to include a copy of this motion with the resolution.

Handout:

1. Agreement between Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami Beach relative to the 1996 Interlocal Agreement.

 

R9 - New Business and Commission Requests

5:38 pm/1130t5

R9A Commission Memorandum No. 983-00 (Page 601)

Board and Committee Appointments.

(City Clerk's Office)

Art in Public Places:

Motion made by Commissioner Bower to reappoint the following individuals; seconded by Commissioner Dermer; voice vote: 7-0

Debra Scholl Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

Amy Cappellazzo Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

Pola Reydburd Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

Ari Sklar Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

Barrier Free Environment Committee:

Franklin Zavala-Velez Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Bower

 

Beach Preservation Committee:

Richard Buck Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Liebman

Jerry Marsch Term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Dermer

Beautification Committee:

Gus Gutierrez Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Mayor Kasdin

Lisa Liotta Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Cruz

Elizabeth Resnick Term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Bower

 

Board of Adjustment

Motion made by Vice-Mayor Cruz to reappoint the board; seconded by Commissioner Smith; voice vote:7-0.

Appointments made by the City Commission for a 1 year term. Term expires 12/31/2001

Scott Mitchell (Law)

Bernardo E. Navarro (Gen Bus, Architect, or CPA)

Neli A Santamarina (Real Estate Development)

Joy Alschuler Malakoff ( Financial Consultant)

Theodore Berman (Engineer)

 

Budget Advisory Committee:

Motion made by Commissioner Bower to reappoint Laurence A Herrup (CPA); seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 7-0.

Jeryl (Deede) Weithorn Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Garcia

David Heller Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Bower

 

Committee for Quality Education in Miami Beach:

Leslie Coller Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Garcia

Community Development Advisory Committee:

Harlan Sands Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Mayor Kasdin

Mijel Brazlavsky Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Smith

Juan Torres Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Bower

Laura Morilla Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Bower

 

Community Relations Board:

Katherine Pener Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Garcia

Debarment Committee:

Luis Marcelin Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Garcia

Design Review Board:

Motion made by Commissioner Bower to appoint the following individuals; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 7-0.

Terry D'Amico (Urban Land Planner) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

Victor Diaz (Citizen-at-large) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

Charles Alden (Landscape Architect) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

Greg Neville (Reg Architect) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

 

Fine Arts Board:

Cheryl Jacobs Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Mayor Kasdin

Brenda Jordan Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Cruz

 

Hispanic Affairs Committee:

Luciano "Lucky" Llanos Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Cruz

 

Historic Preservation Board: Appointed by City Commission via ballot vote.

Randall Robinson (At-Large - Resident) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

Saul Gross (At-Large - owns property ) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

City Clerk's note: 1 set of ballots

Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL):

Mitch Novick (MDPL) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

City Clerk's note: 2 set of ballots

Dade Heritage Trust

Beth Dunlop Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

City Clerk's note: 1 set of ballots

Handout:

1. Recommendations from the Miami Design Preservation League and Dade Heritage Trust

 

Committee on the Homeless:

Sheila Kelly Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Liebman

Maria Pellerin Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Cruz

Tina Weiss Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Garcia

Stephanie Berman Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Smith

Marine Authority:

Juan Rodriguez Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Bower

Miami Beach Commission on the Status of Women:

Hazel Cypen Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Liebman

Maria Guitian Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Liebman

Susan Bisno Term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Garcia

Elba Machado Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Garcia

Karla Marquez Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Garcia

North Beach Youth Center Oversight Committee:

Jorge Kuperman Term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Liebman

 

Oversight Committee for General Obligation Bonds:

Motion made by Commissioner Garcia; seconded by Commissioner Smith to re-appoint the following; voice vote 7-0.

John Mallah (Middle Beach) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

Roberto Sanchez (North Beach) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

 

Parks and Recreational Facilities Board

Gary Heffner Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Mayor Kasdin

Barbara Gelber Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Garcia

Barbara Herskowitz Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Bower

 

Planning Board:

Motion made by Commissioner Garcia; seconded by Commissioner Bower to re-appoint the following individuals; voice vote: 7-0.

Melvyn Schlesser (Attorney) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

Professor Jean-Francois Le Jeune Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

Carlos Capote (At-Large) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

 

Production Industry Council:

Pam Gardner Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Liebman

John Bilboa Term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by Commissioner Bower

Tammy Green Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Garcia

Greg Scheinman Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Mayor Kasdin

 

Safety Committee

Joe Pallant Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Mayor Kasdin

Evelyn Manset Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Garcia

Gilbert Novick Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Garcia

 

Sister Cities Coordinating Council:

Dr. George Safirstein (Santa Marta, Columbia) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Mayor Kasdin

Nuccio Nobel (Pescara, Italy) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Mayor Kasdin

Amparo Lothian (Cozumel, Mexico) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Mayor Kasdin

Sergio Vilhena (Rio de Janiero, Brazil) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Mayor Kasdin

Salomen Yuken (Ica, Peru) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Mayor Kasdin

 

South Pointe Advisory Board:

Business: (ballot vote)

Jack Penrod Term expires 12/31/2001 appointed by City Commission

Arthur Forgette Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

Glenn Dryfoos Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

Max Ramos Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

Resident: (ballot vote taken but City Commission requested the item be deferred- vote not announced)

 

Transportation and Parking Committee:

Gary Knight Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Bower

 

Visitor and Convention Authority:

Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower to re-appoint the following:

Elsie Howard (At-large) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

Antoinette Zel (At-large) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

Jeff Lehman (Hotel Industry) Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by City Commission

 

Youth Center Advisory Board:

Lisa Austin Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Mayor Kasdin

Karen Sussman Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Liebman

Julio Magrisso Term expires 12/31/2002 appointed by Commissioner Garcia

 

3:26 pm/4805t3/23t4

R9A1 Ratification of Miami Beach Housing Authority Tenant Commissioner Appointment. (Page 653)

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

By voice vote of 1-6; Opposed Vice-Mayor Cruz and Commissioners Bower, Dermer, Garcia, Liebman and Smith, Ms. Brenda Jordan was not confirmed.

 

R9A2 Appointment to the South Pointe Advisory Board. (Page 657)

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

See action taken under item R9A.

 

2:27pm/450t3

R9B(1) Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizen's Forum. (1:30 p.m.) (Page 663)

1) Matti Bower spoke as a citizen and expressed her concern on the recent death of two young boys who were electrocuted in Miami-Dade County after heavy rain standing next to the telephones poles. Commission Bower expressed concern with the telephone poles in Miami Beach. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

2) Elizabeth Donnelly spoke on the baseball stadium issue in Miami and how we are paying too much to the the county. She also questioned why Miami Beach is paying for lifeguards and firefighters.

3) Ruth Pasarela expressed her desire to be re-elected to the Housing Authority.

4) Juana Martinez (translated from Spanish to English) spoke on behalf of the elders residing at Rebecca Towers who have voted for Ruth Pasarela.

5) Eneida Diaz (translated from Spanish to English)- supports Ruth Pasarela.

6) Gil Zriny spoke about the Orange Tennis Tournament which used to be held in Flamingo Park. He also requested to speak on three agenda items.

7) Bea Kalstein, stated that the sidewalk curbs are broken from 17 Street between Convention Center Drive in from of the 555 building. Mike Alvarez to handle. She also spoke about 3/4 of a million dollars outstanding in Occupational Licenses. She said rather than borrowing monies to finance projects, why not get the money that is due to the city.

Commissioner Liebman stated that she has confidence that the City Manager will do everything in his power to ensure that all business operating in Miami Beach are properly licensed. Patricia Walker and Al Childress to handle.

Handout:

1. Speakers List

 

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

ACTION: Not reached.

 

5:13 pm/6420t4

R9C Discussion Regarding Beach Concessions. (Page 665)

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Discussion held regarding (1) Cooking Facilities (2) Jet Ski operations (3) Trucks and Trailers on the beach (4) The Concession Applicants/hotels. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to amend the management agreement to not allow cooking facilities, jet ski operations below 15th Street and the use of trailers and trucks; none vote taken. Administration to prepare a recommendation for the January 10th Commission meeting. Joe Damien to handle. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the agenda.

Commissioner Smith stated that a major problem exists because of the lack of sand between 29th Street and 30th Street.

Commissioner Garcia stated that this is an emergency and that may be the excess sand in the South Beach area could be transported to the 20th and 30th Street. Bruce Henderson responded to the actions being taken by the Administration.

 

R9D Discussion of Newspaper Racks. (Page 669)

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Not reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on January 10th agenda.

 

R9E Discussion Regarding Tour Buses. (Page 683)

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: By acclamation of the City Commission this item was referred to the Land Use Committee. Jorge Gomez to place on the agenda. Joseph Johnson to handle.

 

10:41 am/5458t1

R9F Discussion Regarding a Resolution Urging Miami-Dade County to Immediately Proceed with the Construction of a New Venetian Causeway Toll Plaza and Supporting Increasing the Cost of a Residential Causeway Pass from $6 to $24 and Increasing the Cost of the Toll from $.50 to $1.

(Page 687)

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-24223 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Voice vote: 6-0; Absent: Commissioner Dermer. R. Parcher to forward a copy to Miami-Dade County Commission and a copy to the County Manager, Merritt Steirheim.

Handout:

1. Letter from Richard Rosichan to Robert Parcher, City Clerk, dated December 16, 2000

2. Letter from Stevan J. Pardo, President, Venetian Island Homeowners' Association to the Mayor and City Commission, dated December 19, 2000, RE: Venetian Causeway Tollbooth Plaza

3. Letter from Barbara K. Bisno, President, Venetian Causeway Neighborhood Alliance, to the Mayor and City Commission, dated December 18, 2000, RE: Venetian Causeway Tollbooth Plaza

 

6:40 pm/6064t5

R9G Discussion Regarding the City Licensing Process for the Street Peddling Business. (Page 699)

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

ACTION: Referred to the Land Use Committee. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Voice vote: 7-0; Jorge Gomez to place on committee agenda. Ronnie Singer and Al Childress to handle.

 

R9H Discussion Regarding Renaming Fifth Street as Miami Beach Boulevard. (Page 701)

(Requested by Commissioner Luis R. Garcia)

ACTION: Referred to the Community Affairs Committee. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Voice vote: 7-0; Judy Hoanshelt to place on committee agenda.

 

R9I Discussion Regarding Orange Bowl Committee Request. (Page 703)

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Presentation given by Michael Kosnitzky, representing the Orange Bowl Committee.

Motion made by Commissioner Bower to give a cash contribution of $25,000; seconded by Vice-Mayor Cruz; Voice vote: 6-1; Opposed: Commissioner Liebman. Patricia Walker to handle.

City Manager Jorge Gonzalez stated that the $25,000 will come from Resort Tax funds.

 

4:09 pm/1250t4

R9J Discussion Regarding Continuing the Hours of Operation on New Year's Eve for Nightclubs on Miami Beach. (Page 707)

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

ACTION: Discussion held.

Motion made by Commissioner Liebman approving extending the hours of operations for nightclubs on New Year's Day to 7:00 am and to allow them to serve alcohol; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Voice vote: 7-0.

The Administration stated its concern with the above motion.

Motion made by Commissioner Bower to reconsider the previous vote; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Voice vote: 7-0.

Motion made by Commissioner Bower to extend the hours of operation for those clubs with existing City Occupational Licenses as of today and that have a 5:00 am liquor license to extend their hours of operation to 7:00 am on New Year's Day and be allowed to serve alcohol. Any club which will remain open must notify the Police Department and Code Compliance; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Voice vote: 7-0. Al Childress and Chief Barreto to handle.

 

Reports and Informational Items

A Commission Memorandum No. 984-00 (Page 709)

City Attorney's Status Report.

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Written Report submitted.

 

B Commission Memorandum No. 985-00 (Page 715)

Parking Status Report.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Written Report submitted.

 

C Commission Memorandum No. 986-00 (Page 733)

Status Report on the Collins Park Cultural Center.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Written Report submitted.

 

End of Regular Agenda


Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency
Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive
December 20, 2000 - 10:00 a.m.

AGENDA

1. ROLL CALL

2. OLD BUSINESS

A Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-80 (Page 1)

Report of the Itemized Revenues and Expenditures of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency for Months Ended October 31, 2000.

(Submitted Under Separate Cover)

ACTION: Written Report submitted.

End of Agenda

Meeting adjourned: 6:45 pm