City of Miami Beach
City Commission

Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive
January 21, 1998

Mayor Neisen O. Kasdin
Vice-Mayor Jose Smith
Commissioner Simon Cruz
Commissioner David Dermer
Commissioner Susan F. Gottlieb
Commissioner Nancy Liebman
Commissioner Martin Shapiro

City Manager Sergio Rodriguez
City Attorney Murray H. Dubbin
City Clerk Robert E. Parcher

Call to Order - 9:00 a.m.

Inspirational Message and Pledge of Allegiance

Requests for Additions, Withdrawals, and Deferrals


PA - Presentations and Awards

PA1 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Detective Juan Sanchez for Exemplary Work.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Certificate presented.


PA2 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Michael Gibbons, Parking Enforcement Officer, for Outstanding Assistance to a Citizen in Distress.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Certificate presented.


Emergency item placed on this agenda is listed under item R9F.


CONSENT AGENDA

Consent agenda approved. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Gottlieb; Vote: 7-0.


C2 - Competitive Bid Reports

C2A Commission Memorandum No. 28-98

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Vila and Son Landscaping Corp. in the Amount of $42,500 Pursuant to Bid Number 17-97/98 for Providing 100 Coconut Palms (Cocos Nucifera-"Green Malayan") including all Material, Equipment and Labor.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Resolution.

(Recreation, Culture and Parks)

ACTION: Award authorized. Judy Ford to issue purchase order. Kevin Smith to handle.


C2B Commission Memorandum No. 29-98

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to Johnson Controls, Inc. Pursuant to RFQ No. 38-96/97 for a Energy Conservation Performance Based Contract. Funding: 100% of Contract to be Funded Through Energy and Operational Savings.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Resolution.

(Property Management)

ACTION: Motion made by Commissioner Cruz to award the contract; seconded by Vice-Mayor Smith; Vote: 7-0; Judy Ford to handle the contract; Brad Judd to handle implementation.

City Clerk Handout: Presentation material presented by Steven Schachtman.


C4 - Commission Committee Assignments

C4A Referral to the Land Use and Development Committee - Feasibility of a Transitional District on the South Side of 40th Street.

(Requested by Commissioner David Dermer)

ACTION: Referred. Janet Gavarrete to place on Committee Agenda.


C7 - Resolutions

C7A Commission Memorandum No. 30-98

A Resolution Ratifying the Submission of Four Grant Applications for Funding in a Total Amount of $5,166,000, from the Miami-Dade County Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond Program for the Purpose of Renovating Several Parks and Recreation Facilities Within the Miami Beach Park System; Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute All Necessary Documents Related to Said Applications; Establishing the Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond Program Renovation Project Work Order; and further Appropriating the Grant Funding into the Work Order.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Resolution.

(Recreation, Culture and Parks)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22638 adopted. Kevin Smith to handle.


C7B Commission Memorandum No. 31-98

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Lease Agreement Between the City of Miami Beach and Gloria Miller Rosenthal for the Lease of a Portion of the Building Located at 1833 Bay Road, Miami Beach.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Resolution.

(Asset Management)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22639 adopted. Joe Damien to handle.


C7C Commission Memorandum No. 32-98

A Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of a Certificate of Consistency with the City's Consolidated Plan to Shelbourne Apartment Building, Inc., (a.k.a. Shelbourne House) to Continue Operating Twenty-four (24) Units of Supportive Housing for Disabled Persons with HIV/AIDS at 710 Jefferson Avenue.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Resolution.

(Development, Design and Historic Preservation)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22640 adopted. Harry Mavrogenes to handle.


C7D Commission Memorandum No. 33-98

A Resolution Accepting a Donation from BellSouth for the Purchase of Six (6) Police Bicycles, Valued at Approximately $6,000 for Use by the Miami Beach Police Department.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Resolution.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22641 adopted. Chief Barreto to handle.


C7E Commission Memorandum No. 34-98

A Resolution Approving the Acceptance of the Grant and Appropriation of $67,000 from the Eighth Year Funding of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program (HITDA) Grant Funds.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Resolution.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22642 adopted. Chief Barreto to handle.


C7F Commission Memorandum No. 35-98

A Resolution Adopting the Second Amendment to the Police Confiscation Trust Fund for Fiscal Year 1997/98, in the Amount of $189,261, to be funded from the proceeds of State Confiscated Funds for: The Construction of a "Memorial" in the Court Yard of the Police Facility; for Training/Travel for the MBPD Sworn and Civilian Personnel; for Phase III of the Automation Program; Reimbursement to the General Fund Overtime; and Matching Fund for a Grant under the Florida Department of Transportation. (Second Amendment FY 97/98)

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Resolution.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22643 adopted. Chief Barreto to handle. Julio Grave de Peralta to place on Art in Public Places committee agenda.


C7G Commission Memorandum No. 36-98

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 the 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 26, 1998, through February 22, 1998.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Resolution.

(Asset Management)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22644 adopted. Joe Damien to handle. Administration to review the use of trailer bathrooms. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.


C7H Commission Memorandum No. 37-98

A Resolution Setting a Public Hearing on February 18, 1998, to Consider an Ordinance Adopting Amendments to the City of Miami Beach Comprehensive Plan Based on the Changes Recommended in the City of Miami Beach Comprehensive Plan Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) and a Resolution Transmitting the EAR and Recommended Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan to Appropriate Agencies and the State of Florida Department of Community Affairs.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Resolution.

(Design and Historic Preservation Services)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22645 adopted setting the public hearing for February 18, 1998 at 5:03 p.m. Janet Gavarrete to handle. R. Parcher to publish notice.


C7I Commission Memorandum No. 38-98

A Resolution Setting a Public Hearing to Review a Design Review Board Decision Approving a Request by Victor J. Labruzzo for the Construction of a 135 unit, 26 story Condominium Building at 20 Venetian Way.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Resolution.

(Development, Design and Historic Preservation)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22646 adopted. Janet Gavarrete to handle. Public Hearing scheduled for February 4th at 11:00am. R. Parcher noticed in Sunday, January 18th Neighbors. Notices mailed Friday, January 16th to surrounding addresses and civic organizations.


End of Consent Agenda



REGULAR AGENDA

R5 - Ordinances

R5A Commission Memorandum No. 39-98

Original Ordinance

1. An Ordinance of the Mayor and City Commission of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, Amending Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance No. 89-2665, by:

Amending Section 6, Entitled "Schedule of District Regulations", by Deleting the Maximum Floor Area Ratio with Bonus Category (And Floor Area Ratios Specified Therein) and Floor Area Ratio Bonus Methodology for the Following Subsections: Subsection 6-2, Entitled "RM-1 Residential Multi Family, Low Intensity", Subsection 6-2.1, Entitled "RM-PRD Multi Family, Planned Residential Development", Subsection 6-3, Entitled "RM-2 Residential Multi Family, Medium Intensity", Subsection 6-4, Entitled "RM-3 Residential Multi Family, High Intensity", Subsection 6-6, Entitled "CD-1 Commercial, Low Intensity", Subsection 6-7, Entitled "CD-2 Commercial, Medium Intensity", Subsection 6-8, Entitled "CD-3 Commercial, High Intensity", Subsection 6-10, Entitled "CCC Civic, Convention Center District", Subsection 6-11, Entitled "GC Golf Course District", Subsection 6-14, Entitled "I-1 Light Industrial District", Subsection 6-15, Entitled "MR Marine Recreation District", Subsection 6-16, Entitled "MXE Mixed Use Entertainment District", Subsection 6-17, Entitled "RO Residential/Office District", Subsection 6-18, Entitled "TH Townhome Residential District", Subsection 6-19, Entitled "WD-1 Waterway District", Subsection 6-20, Entitled "WD-2 Waterway District" and Subsection 6-23, Entitled "Maximum FAR for Convention Hotel Development City Center / Historic Convention Village Redevelopment and Revitalization Area";

Amending Section 6 Entitled "Schedule of District Regulations" by Deleting Subsection 6-24, Entitled "Schedule of Design Bonuses";

Amending Section 6 Entitled "Schedule of District Regulations" Amending Subsection 6-25, Entitled "Supplementary Yard Regulations" by Removing the Reference to Design Bonuses for Parking Garages;

Amending Section 6 Entitled "Schedule of District Regulations" Amending Subsection 6-29, Entitled "Transfer of Development Rights (Unused Floor Area)" by Removing the Reference to Design Bonuses for the Purposes of Transferring Floor Area;

Amending Section 16, Entitled "Board of Adjustment" Amending Subsection 16-8, Entitled "Powers and Duties" by Removing the Reference to Average Unit Size Bonus from the List of Powers and Duties;

Amending Section 18, Entitled "Design Review Board" Amending Subsection 18-2, Entitled "Design Review Procedures", Amending Subsection 18-2(a) Entitled

"Design Review Criteria" By Removing the Reference to Floor Area Ratio Bonuses and by Adding New Criteria to Address Design Issues;

Amending Subsection 20, Entitled "PS Performance Standard Districts" Amending Subsection 20-4, Entitled "Performance Standard Regulations", Amending Subsections 20-4, (B), (D), (G) and (I) by Deleting the Maximum Floor Area Ratio with Bonus Category (And Floor Area Ratios Specified Therein) and Floor Area Ratio Bonus Methodology in All Performance Standard Districts, Described as: R-PS1, Residential Medium - Low Density, R-PS2, Residential Medium Density, R-PS3, Residential Medium High Density, R-PS4, Residential High Density, C-PS1, Commercial Limited Mixed-Use, C-PS2, Commercial General Mixed-Use, C-PS3, Commercial Intensive Mixed-Use, C-PS4, Commercial Intensive Mixed-Use Phased Bayside and RM-PS1, Entitled "Residential Limited Mixed Use"; And, Providing for Inclusion in the Zoning Ordinance; Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date.

ACTION: Public hearing held. Commission adopted the Planning Board's alternate version. No action taken on this version of the ordinance.


Alternate Ordinance

2. An Ordinance of the Mayor and City Commission of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, Amending Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance No. 89-2665, by:

Amending Section 6, Entitled "Schedule of District Regulations" , by deleting the maximum floor area ratio with bonus category (and floor area ratios specified therein) and floor area ratio bonus methodology and modifying the resulting maximum floor area ratios for the following subsections: subsection 6-2, entitled "RM-1 Residential Multi Family, Low Intensity" , subsection 6-2.1, entitled "RM-PRD Multi Family , Planned Residential Development" , subsection 6-3, entitled "RM-2 Residential Multi Family, Medium Intensity" , subsection 6-4, entitled "Rm-3 Residential Multi Family, High Intensity" , subsection 6-6, entitled "CD-1 Commercial, Low Intensity" , subsection 6-7, entitled "CD-2 Commercial, Medium Intensity" , subsection 6-8, entitled "CD-3 Commercial, High Intensity" , subsection 6-10, entitled "CCC Civic, Convention Center District" , subsection 6-11, entitled 'GC Golf Course District" , subsection 6-14, entitled "I-1 Light Industrial District" , subsection 6-15, entitled "MR Marine Recreation District" , subsection 6-16, entitled "MXE Mixed Use Entertainment District" , subsection 6-17, entitled "RO Residential/Office District" , subsection 6-18, entitled "TH Townhome Residential District" , subsection 6-19, entitled "WD Warranty District" , subsection 6-20, entitled "WD-2 Waterway District" and subsection 6-23, entitled "Maximum Far for Convention Hotel Development City Center / Historic Convention Village Redevelopment and Revitalization Area" ; and deleting or consolidating certain lot size categories specifying floor area ratios for the following subsections: subsection 6-2, entitled "RM-1 Residential Multi Family, Low Intensity" , subsection 6-3, entitled "RM-2 Residential Multi Family, Medium Intensity" , subsection 6-4, entitled "RM-3 Residential Multi Family, High Intensity" , subsection 6-8, entitled "CD-3 Commercial, High Intensity"

Amending Section 6 Entitled "Schedule of District Regulations" by Deleting Subsection 6-24, Entitled "Schedule of Design Bonuses";

Amending Section 6 Entitled "Schedule of District Regulations" Amending Subsection 6-25, Entitled "Supplementary Yard Regulations" by Removing the Reference to Design Bonuses for Parking Garages;

Amending Section 6 Entitled "Schedule of District Regulations" Amending Subsection 6-29, Entitled "Transfer of Development Rights (Unused Floor Area)" by Removing the Reference to Design Bonuses for the Purposes of Transferring Floor Area;

Amending Section 16, Entitled "Board of Adjustment" Amending Subsection 16-8, Entitled "Powers and Duties" by Removing the Reference to Average Unit Size Bonus from the List of Powers and Duties;

Amending Section 18, Entitled "Design Review Board" Amending Subsection 18-2, Entitled "Design Review Procedures", Amending Subsection 18-2(a) Entitled "Design Review Criteria" By Removing the Reference to Floor Area Ratio Bonuses and by Adding New Criteria to Address Design Issues;

Amending Subsection 20, Entitled "PS Performance Standard Districts" Amending Subsection 20-4, Entitled "Performance Standard Regulations", Amending Subsections 20-4, (B), (D), (G) and (I) by Deleting the Maximum Floor Area Ratio with Bonus Category (And Floor Area Ratios Specified Therein) and Floor Area Ratio Bonus Methodology in All Performance Standard Districts, Described as: R-PS1, Residential Medium - Low Density, R-PS2, Residential Medium Density, R-PS3, Residential Medium High Density, R-PS4, Residential High Density, C-PS1, Commercial Limited Mixed-Use, C-PS2, Commercial General Mixed-Use, C-PS3, Commercial Intensive Mixed-Use, C-PS4, Commercial Intensive Mixed-Use Phased Bayside and RM-PS1, Entitled "Residential Limited Mixed Use"; And, Providing for Inclusion in the Zoning Ordinance; Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date.

11:45 a.m. Original Ordinance - Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading.

11:50 a.m. Alternate Ordinance -Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading.

Administration Recommendation: The Administration Recommends Adoption of the Planning Board's Alternate Ordinance.

(Development, Design and Historic Preservation)

(First Reading 12/17/97)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 98-3107 adopted (Planning Board's Alternate version). Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Dermer; vote: 6-1; Commissioner Shapiro opposed.

City Clerk Handouts:

1. Letter from the South Pointe Citizens Coalition and Save Miami Beach. [Charles Schaab presented]

2. FAR examples presented by Mr.Cliff Shulman.

3. FAR examples presented by Ms. Erika Brigham.

4. FAR photographs presented by Ms. Erika Brigham.


R5B Commission Memorandum No. 40-98

An Ordinance of the Mayor and City Commission of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, Amending Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance No. 89-2665, by:

Amending Section 3, Entitled "Definitions', Amending Subsection 3-2, Entitled "Terms Defined", by Modifying the Definitions for Floor Area, Off-Street Parking Space, Parking Lot, and Structure, and Creating New Definitions for Drive, Parking Aisle, Parking Garage, and Tandem Parking Space;

Amending Section 6 Entitled "Schedule of District Regulations" Amending Subsection 6-5, Entitled "Residential Setback Requirements - RM-1,2,3" by Removing Text Referencing Section 6-25, B.14.b. Which Is No Longer Applicable;

Amending Section 6 Entitled "Schedule of District Regulations" Amending Subsection 6-25, Entitled "Supplementary Yard Regulations" by Removing Reference to Parking Lots and Garages in 6-25, B.14, Providing for Their Movement to Design Standards Subsection 7-5;

Amending Section 7 Entitled "Parking Regulations" Amending Subsection 7-1, Entitled "General Provisions and Parking Districts Established" by Creating Parking Districts No. 3 and No. 4 Which Include Properties along Arthur Godfrey Road and 71st Street, Respectively, and by Clarifying the Off Street Parking Exemption for Existing Buildings in Historic Districts or Individually Designated Buildings;

Amending Section 7 Entitled "Parking Regulations" Amending Subsection 7-2, Entitled "Off-Street Parking Required" by Modifying the Parking Requirement for Offices Located on the Ground Floor, and by Modifying the Parking Requirements for Uses Within Parking Districts No.2, No.3 and No.4, and by Prohibiting the Removal of Existing Required Parking Spaces Except for Compliance with ADA Requirements or Dumpster Enclosure Requirements;

Amending Section 7 Entitled "Parking Regulations" Amending Subsection 7-3, Entitled "Off-Site Facilities" by Decreasing the Maximum Allowed Distance from 1200' to 500 ' Between a Main Use and Accessory Parking on a Noncontiguous Lot Citywide, Except in the Miami Beach Architectural District;

Amending Section 7 Entitled "Parking Regulations" Amending Subsection 7-5, Entitled "Design Standards" by , Clarifying Specifications for Standard Off-Street Parking Spaces and Standard Parallel Parking Spaces, Removing Reference to Valet Parking from this Section, Adding Regulations for Commercial and Noncommercial Parking Garages and at-Grade Parking Lots as Main Uses, Allowing Temporary Parking Lots Within All Commercial Districts, Adding the C-PS1 and C-PS2 and R-PS 1, 2 and 3 Districts as Possible Locations for Provisional Parking Lots, and Adding the Requirement of a Statement from the Owner of Site of a Provisional Parking Lot Relative to Possible Contamination of the Site;

Amending Section 7 Entitled "Parking Regulations" Amending Subsection 7-7, Entitled "Parking Impact Fee Program" by Eliminating the Substitution of an Impact Fee for New Construction and Allowing for the Payment of the Parking Impact Fee for Rehabilitations Within Existing Structures That Result in an Increased Parking Demand, New Commercial Construction or Additions of less than 1,000 Square Feet and the Creation or Expansion of Outdoor Cafes; Establishing a Flat, One-Time Parking Impact Fee of $15,000 per Space for New Construction, Establishing the Yearly Payment for Existing Structures to 4% of the One-Time Fee, Elimination Of the Allowance for Unlimited Removal of Parking Spaces Within the Architectural District or a Local Historic District Which Received a Building Permit Prior to October 1, 1993 , and Adding Allowance for Parking Impact Fee for the Removal of Parking Spaces;

Amending Section 7 Entitled "Parking Regulations" Amending Subsection 7-9, Entitled "Surplus and Under-Utilized Parking Spaces" By Stipulating That If the Leased Spaces Are on a Lot Noncontiguous with the Development Leasing the Spaces, They must Be Within 500 Feet of That Development or Within 1,200 Feet of That Development Within the Architectural District;

Amending Section 7 Entitled "Parking Regulations" Amending Subsection 7-11, Entitled "Valet Parking" by Clarifying Those Uses That May Substitute Valet Parking for Self-Parking, Adding Design Criteria and Regulations for Valet and Tandem Parking Spaces;

Amending Section 8 Entitled "Landscape Standards" Amending Subsection 8-6, Entitled "Landscape Criteria" by Clarifying Perimeter Barrier Height Requirements, and Specifying Landscaping for Lots of 55' Width or Less;

Amending Section 13 Entitled "Nonconforming Structures and Uses" Amending Subsection 13-5, Entitled "Destruction, Repair, And/Or Renovation of Nonconforming Buildings and Uses" By Adding Text Corresponding to Change in Distance Separation for Noncontiguous Accessory Parking Lots Within the City and the Miami Beach Architectural District; And Providing for Inclusion in the Zoning Ordinance; Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. 1:30 p.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Development, Design and Historic Preservation)

(First Reading 12/17/97)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to adopt the ordinance as approved on first reading; seconded by Commissioner Shapiro. Motion to amend the ordinance was made by Commissioner Gottlieb to exempt the domestic violence center and to allow the payment of the parking impact fee for the lack of required parking; no second was offered to the motion. A subsequent motion made by Commissioner Gottlieb to amend the ordinance to allow (1) parking space per unit for new residential development in the historic district. No second was offered to the motion. Ordinance No. 98-3108 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Shapiro; vote: 6-1; Commissioner Dermer opposed. Janet Gavarrete to handle.


R5C Commission Memorandum No. 41-98

Ordinances Adopting Amendments to the City of Miami Beach Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance No. 89-2665 by Creating the Special Public Facilities Educational Land Use and Zoning Designation and Text Changes to Effectuate the Creation of Said District for the Properties at 2400, 2530 and 2425 Pine Tree Drive and Adoption of a Resolution Transmitting the Recommended Changes to the State of Florida Department of Community Affairs and Government Review Agencies. 5:00 p.m. Public Hearing

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance and Resolution.

(Development, Design and Historic Preservation)

(Continued from 12/17/97)

ACTION: Public hearing held.

1. Ordinance (amending the Future Land Use Map) approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Vice-Mayor Smith; 6-0; Commissioner Dermer abstained. Dean Grandin to handle. 2nd reading and public hearing will be scheduled upon approval from the State.

2. Ordinance (Establishing a new zoning district map category entitled "Special Public Facilities Educational District") approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Vice-Mayor Smith; vote: 6-0; Commissioner Dermer abstained. Dean Grandin to handle. 2nd reading and public hearing will be scheduled upon approval from the State.

3. Resolution No. 98-22647 adopted transmitting Year 2000 Amendments to the State of Florida, Department of Community Affairs. Motion made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Vice-Mayor Smith; vote: 6-0; Commissioner Dermer abstained. Dean Grandin to transmit Year 2000 Comprehensive Plan amendments to the State


R5D Commission Memorandum No. 42-98

An Ordinance Approving Amendments to the "South Shore Revitalization Strategy," An Approved Redevelopment Plan Under the Provisions of Sections 163.360 and 163.361, Florida Statutes, Providing an Extension for the Completion Date for the Strategy and Modifications to the Parking Provisions; Providing for Severability; and Providing for an Effective Date. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency 5:03 p.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Development, Design and Historic Preservation)

(First Reading 12/17/97)

ACTION: Public hearing opened and continued to February 4th at 5:00 p.m. Motion made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Shapiro; vote: 7-0. Administration to include in the February 4th agenda: 1) all existing financial reports of past RDA expenditures in the South Pointe area; 2) a projection of how much revenue the taxing district will generate in the future; 3) A projection of future expenditures; and 4) How will the City's General Fund be impacted. Harry Mavrogenes to handle. Judy Hoanshelt to place on February 4th agenda.


R5E Commission Memorandum No. 43-98

An Ordinance by the Mayor and City Commission Amending Section 2-72.1 of the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida to include therein the latest amendments to the South Shore Revitalization Strategy plan adopted on February 15, 1984; Repealing all Ordinances and Resolutions in Conflict herewith; providing for a severability; codification; and providing for an effective date. .5:03 p.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Development, Design and Historic Preservation)

(First Reading 12/17/97)

ACTION: Public hearing opened and continued to February 4th at 5:00 p.m. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Vice-Mayor Smith; vote: 7-0. Judy Hoanshelt to place on February 4th agenda.


R5F Commission Memorandum No. 44-98

An Ordinance Amending a New Chapter Entitled "Agencies, Boards, and Committees" by Creating Section 2.1.1 Thereof Establishing the Beach Preservation Committee; Providing for Codification, Severability, and an Effective Date. 10:30 a.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

City Attorney's Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(City Attorney's Office)

(First Reading 1/12/98)

ACTION: Ordinance No. 98-3111 adopted, as amended. Motion to adopt made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; vote: 7-0. Section 2.1.1.2 PURPOSE was amended to include "...protect the beaches and the boardwalk of the City of Miami Beach...". Committee to develop a mission statement. R. Parcher to place on Board and Committee reports.


R7 - Resolutions

R7A Commission Memorandum No. 45-98

A Resolution Approving Procedures for Special Master Proceedings Pursuant to the Florida Land Use and Environmental Dispute Resolution Act as Set Forth in the Attached Exhibit A.

City Attorney's Recommendation: Approve the Resolution.

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 97-22648 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Smith; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; vote: 6-1; Commissioner Dermer opposed. R. Parcher to handle.


R9 - New Business and Commission Requests

R9A Commission Memorandum No. 46-98

Discussion regarding Resignalization of the Flashing Lights on 41st Street.

(Requested by Commissioner David Dermer)

ACTION: Discussion held. Administration directed to expedite the process with the County relative to signalization and traffic control lights on major arteries in the city. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.


R9B Verbal Report regarding use of the Electrowave during Art Deco Weekend.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Verbal report presented.


R9C Commission Memorandum No. 47-98

Discussion regarding the Sufficiency of Staff in the Planning Department.

(Requested by Commissioner David Dermer)

ACTION: Discussion held. Administration is currently reviewing the goals and objectives and staffing requirements.


R9D Commission Memorandum No. 48-98

Discussion regarding the Convention Center Booking Policy.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Discussion held. Motion made by Mayor Kasdin to refer item to the Convention Center Advisory Board to make revisions to the Convention Center Booking Policy giving a higher priority to cultural, art, and entertainment events; motion seconded by Commissioner Liebman; vote: 7-0. Included in the referral is direction to SMG to book Art Miami next year. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

City Clerk Handout: Letter from David J. Lester - International Fine Art Exposition. [Direction from Commissioner Liebman: Copies to Mayra & Doug Tobin]


R9E Commission Memorandum No. 49-98

Board and Committee Appointments for the meeting of January 21, 1998.

ACTION:

Housing Authority

Mayor Kasdin appointed Mattie Bower. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to confirm the Mayor's appointment; seconded by Commissioner Gottlieb; vote: 5-2; opposed: Commissioners Dermer and Shapiro.

The following direct appointments were announced: R. Parcher to notify appointees. Remaining appointments referred to a Special Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 27 at 5:00 p.m.. R. Parcher to advertise.


Commissioner Cruz:

Mark Jacobson, Budget Advisory Committee

Alfredo J. Gonzalez, Community Development Adv. Committee

Antonio Purrinos, Hispanic Affairs

Stephanie Berman, Homeless Committee

Sara Resnick, Miami Beach Status of Women

Lou Thornman[verify name], Police Citizen Relations

Marcello Curi, Transportation and Parking


Commissioner Dermer:

Rabbi Zvi Brcovits, Community Relations Board

Lidia Resnick, Commission on the Status of Women


Commissioner Gottlieb:

Geena Zaron, Community Relations Board.

Ellen Shaw, Commission to the Status of Women

Dale Gratz, Commission of the Status of Women

Barbara Gelber, Parks and Recreation Facility

Aileen Ugalde, Budget Advisory Board


R9F Commission Memorandum No. 54-98 (Emergency Addendum)

Request for the City Commission to Waive the Formal Bidding Process and Approve the Award of an Emergency Contract to A-1 Land Clearing & Demolition in the Amount of $13,550, Pursuant to Bid No. 32-97/98 for the Removal of the Derelict Vessel (Houseboat) Located at 5250 Collins Avenue.

Administration Recommendation: Authorize the Award.

(Code Compliance)

ACTION: Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to add the item as an emergency; seconded by Commissioner Gottlieb; vote: 7-0. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to waive formal bidding and approve the award ; seconded by Commissioner Gottlieb; vote: 7-0. Judy Ford to handle the contract. Al Childress to oversee the removal process.


End of Regular Agenda


Reports and Informational Items

A Commission Memorandum No. 50-98

Status Report on the Cultural Arts Campus.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Written report submitted.


B Verbal Status Report on Altos Del Mar.

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Not reached.


C Commission Memorandum No. 51-98

An Analysis of Actual Revenues and Expenses for the Year Ended September 30, 1997, for General, Enterprise, and Internal Service Funds.

(Office of Management and Budget)

ACTION: Written report submitted.


D Update on Computerization of Fire Department.

(Information Technology)

ACTION: Discussion held with item E. The Commission directed the Administration to spend the $13,120 for the purchase of Pc's , modems, printer, and fax machines.


E Status on Repairs to North Beach Station No. 4.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Discussion held. Vice-Mayor Smith stated that the project is eligible as part of the target area and requested that the funding and project be expedited. Ensure that the money is made available this year. Report back to the Commission for final approval. Harry Mavrogenes to handle.


F Commission Memorandum No. 53-98

Status Report on the Progress of North Beach Construction.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Written report submitted.


MIAMI BEACH REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AGENDA

1. ROLL CALL

2. OLD BUSINESS

A. Appointments to the South Pointe Advisory Board

(Hear in Conjunction with Commission Item R9E)

ACTION: The following at-large appointments made: R. Parcher to notify appointees.

Frank V. Del Vecchio Resident

Morris Sunshine Resident

Herman Rubin Resident

Christian J. Helmstetter Resident

David A. Sines Resident

Barry J. Josepher Resident

Robert W. Christoph Business

Erika Brigham Business

Heinrich Hanau Business

A. Susan Fleming Business

Donna K. Bloom Business - LTC to Commission Not Eligible.

Solicit names from the Miami Design Preservation League, South Pointe Elementary School, the Ziff Museum, and other art, cultural and educational institutions in the area. Marla Dumas to handle.


B. Redevelopment Agency Memo No. 98-2

A Joint Public Hearing of the City of Miami Beach Commission and the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency regarding Amendments to the "South Shore Revitalization Strategy," an Approved Redevelopment Plan under the Provisions of Sections 163.360 and 163.361, Florida Statutes; and a Resolution of the Chairman and Members of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency Confirming the Action of the City Commission with regard to said Amendments, Providing an Extension for the Completion Date for the Strategy and Modifications to the Parking Provisions; Providing for Severability; and Providing for an Effective Date.

ACTION: Public hearing opened and continued to February 4th at 5:00 p.m. Motion made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Shapiro; vote: 7-0. See motion item R5D.


End of the Redevelopment Agency Agenda

The Commission meeting was adjourned at 7:29 p.m.