City of Miami Beach
City Commission Meeting

Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive
March 4, 1998

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


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


CONSENT AGENDA


PA1 9:00 a.m., Certificate of Appreciation to Steve Cypen, Esq., Donation. 1

PA2 9:00 a.m., Certificate of Appreciation to Brian Aten/Publix, Donation.

PA3 9:00 a.m., Certificate of Apprec. to Tito Gomez, Bell South, Donation.

PA4 9:00 a.m., Certificate of Appreciation to Humberto Escandion.

PA5 9:00 a.m., Certificates of Appreciation re: 1998 Boat Show.

PA6 10:30 a.m., Presentation by MBCDC Celebrating 150th House Closing.

PA7 New Item, Certificates of Appreciation to Ocean Drive Assn, Donations.


C2A Separate, Rank/Nego. Agmt re: RFP 130-96/97, CAD & Records Mgmt System. 2

C2B PO, Purchase One 1998 Ford Super Club Wagon, $21,494.70. 6

C2C Bid Award 30-97/99, Automotive & Air Conditioner Freon, $38,185.20. 8

C2D Bid Award 29-97/98, Valve Operator & Valve Box Cleanout Sys., $25,599. 9

C2E RFP 133-96/97, Hardware & Software for CC Time-Keeping Sys., $43,911. 10

C2F Modify PO, Bid 16-97/98, for Hardware Maintenance Only, $52,956. 12


C4A Refer to Joint Mtg-Neighborhoods&Finance/Citywide Pr. Comms/Ven.Cswy. 18

C4B Refer to Neighborhoods Comm/Amend Minimum Housing Code. (Liebman) 20

C4C Refer to Neighborhoods Comm/Disc. re: Simon Bolivar Blvd.(Liebman) 23

C4D Refer to Land Use&Dev Comm/Security Shutters & Bars.(Dermer) 27

C4E Refer to Finance & Citywide Projects Comm/Quality of Life Funds.(Smith) 28


C7A Accept Ranking/Negotiate w/Fla. Planning Grp., 5-Yr Consolidated Plan. 30

C7B Proceed w/Issuance of RFP for Psychological Srvs for CMB Employees. 50

REGULAR AGENDA


R5A 10:15 a.m. P. Hrg, 2nd Rdg, Increase Residential Garbage & Trash Fees. 87

R5B 11:15 a.m. P. Hrg, 2nd Rdg, Amend Classified Emp. Salary Ord. 789. 94

R5C 11:30 a.m. P. Hrg, 2nd Rdg, Amend Unclassified Emp. Salary Ord. 1605. 106

R5D 5:00 p.m. Open & Cont. Joint P. Hrg to 3/18, Amend S. Shore Rev. Stgy. 117

R5E 5:00 p.m. Open & Cont. P. Hrg to 3/18, Amend City Code, S.S. Rev.Stgy. 122

R5F 5:01 p.m. Open & Continue Joint P. Hrg to 3/18, 1st Rdgs, Portofino. 125


R6A Verbal Report on Special Land Use & Development Comm. Mtg. 3/2/98. 159


R7A 10:40 a.m., SHIP Program: 1) Amendment; 2) Amend Agmt w/MBCDC. 160

R7B 10:40 a.m., SHIP Program Funds Appropriation FY 1997/98. 206

R7C 10:40 a.m., HOME Program Agreement w/MBCDC. 209

R7D Rate Order Increase for CATV w/Rifkin Narragansett. 238

R7E 1st Amendment to FY 97/98 Budgets-Gen., Enterp., Internal Srv Funds. 250

R7F 2:00 p.m., Agmt w/VCA for a Grant from VCA to Cultural Arts Council. 255

R7G Create Ad Hoc Comm on the Preservation of MB History. (Dermer) 279

R7H Grant Applications to Construct/Dev. Youth Rec. & Srvs Facilities. 284

R7I Hr after RDA, Shorecrest Settlement. 291

R7J Hr after RDA, Extension of Escrow Agmt for African-American Hotel. 294


R9A1 1:30 p.m., Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. 302

R9A2 5:30 p.m., Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum.

R9B 4:45 p.m., Proposal to Restrict Traffic-N. Bay Rd at 20th St. (Kasdin) 303

R9C Appointments for the VCA. (Dermer) 315

R9D Board & Committee Appointments. 317

R9E 2:30 p.m., Disc. re: Purchase of Sand from the City of Miami. (Cruz) 360


REPORTS AND INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

A City Attorney's Status Report. 362

B Parking Status Report. 366


2A 5:00 p.m. Open & Continue to 3/18, South Shore Revitalization Strategy. 1

2B 5:01 p.m. Open & Continue to 3/18, Portofino. 7

2C South Pointe Financial Info FY 1988-FY 1997/Projections of Rev & Needs. 9

2D Extension of Escrow Agreement for African-American Hotel. 15

2E Approval of Shorecrest Settlement Agreement. 22

2F Revised Purchase & Sales Agmt for Property at 224 23rd St., $670,000. 25


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AFTER ACTION


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 Steve Cypen, Esq., for a Donation of $500 to the Fire Department.

ACTION: Certificate presented.


PA2 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Brian Aten, Publix Supermarkets, Inc., Store Manager of the Dade Boulevard Store, for Donating 48 Sets of Flatware to the Fire Department.

ACTION: Certificate presented.


PA3 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Tito Gomez, Regional Director of Corporate and Exterior Affairs for Bell South, for Donating $6,000 to the Police Department for the Purchase of Six Bicycles.

ACTION: Certificates presented.


PA4 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Humberto Escandon for his Alertness in Assisting a Lost Child in an Extremely Chaotic Setting on 10th Street and Ocean Drive.

ACTION: Certificate presented.


PA5 Certificates of Appreciation to be Presented to the Following in Appreciation of Work Done During the 1998 Boat Show: Miami Beach Police Department - Chief Richard Barreto, Captain Chuck Press, and Lieutenant David Allen; Parking Department - Jackie Gonzalez, Acting Parking Director & Staff; Code Compliance Department - Al Childress & Staff; Office of Asset Management - Joe Damien, Asset Manager; NMMA Boat Shows - Cathy Johnston, Miami International Boat Show, Joni Karpowic-Alonso, Miami International Boat Show, and Dane Graziano. Members of the Marine Authority.

ACTION: Certificates presented.


PA6 A Presentation by Miami Beach Community Development Corporation (MBCDC) Celebrating the One Hundred Fiftieth Successful Closing for a Participant of the Homebuyer Assistance Program Funded by the City's Home Investment Partnerships Program, the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program, and Miami-Dade County Housing and Community Development Agencies.

(Community/Economic Development)

(Hear in Conjunction with Items R7A, R7B, R7C)

ACTION: Presentation given by Miami Beach Community Development Corporation.

Handout: Letter from Barbara Burnham, Senior Program Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) To Mayor Kasdin and Members of the City Commission, dated February 19, 1998.


CONSENT AGENDA

Consent Agenda approved. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman and seconded by Commissioner Cruz; Vote: 6-0; absent: Mayor Kasdin.


C2 - Competitive Bid Reports

C2A Commission Memorandum No. 120-98

A Request to Accept the Ranking of Responses Received and Authorizing the City Administration to Enter into Negotiations for a Contract with the Number One Ranked Proposer, Motorola/Lucent Technologies, Pursuant to Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 130-96/97, to Provide a Public Safety Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Records Management System.

Administration Recommendation: Accept the ranking recommended by the City Manager, and authorize the Administration to negotiate a contract with Motorola/Lucent Technologies, the top-ranked bidder.

(Information Technology)

ACTION: Ranking of responses accepted. Administration to proceed with contract negotiations with Motorola/Lucent. Phyllis Koch to handle.


C2B Commission Memorandum No. 121-98

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to World Ford, Inc., in the Amount of $21,494.70 Pursuant to the Florida Sheriff's Association Bid No. 97- 05-0915 for the Purchase of One (1) 1998 Ford E-350 Super Club Wagon. Funding: Fleet Management Budget Account.

Administration Recommendation: Authorize the award.

(Fleet Management)

ACTION: Award authorized. Judy Ford to issue Purchase Order. Drew Terpak to handle.


C2C Commission Memorandum No. 122-98 (Page 8)

Request for Approval to Award a Standing Order to Hudson Technologies in the Amount of $38,185.20 Pursuant to Bid No. 30-97/99 for Providing Automotive and Air Conditioner Freon for a One-Year Period. Funding: Fleet Management and Property Management Budget Accounts

Administration Recommendation: Authorize the award.

(Fleet Management/Property Management)

ACTION: Award Authorized. Drew Terpak and Brad Judd to handle.


C2D Commission Memorandum No. 123-98

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to E.H. Wachs Company in the Amount of $25,599, Pursuant to Bid No. 29-97/98 for One (1) Truck-Mounted Valve Operator and Valve Box Cleanout System. Funding: Public Works Budget Account.

Administration Recommendation: Authorize the award.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Award authorized. Judy Ford to issue Purchase Order. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle


C2E Commission Memorandum No. 124-98

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order Pursuant to Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 133-96/97 to Kronos Inc. In the Amount of $43,911 for Hardware and Software for a Convention Center Time-Keeping System. Funding: Convention Center Budget Account.

Administration Recommendation: Authorize the award.

(Information Technology)

ACTION: Award authorized. Judy Ford to issue Purchase Order. Phyllis Koch to handle.


C2F Commission Memorandum No. 125-98

Request to Modify the Award of a Purchase Order Pursuant to Bid No. 16-97/98 to Decision One Corporation in the Amount of $52,956 for Hewlett Packard (HP) Hardware Maintenance (Four-Hour Response), and $18,000 for HP System Software Support (Eight-Hour Response), to a Purchase Order to Decision One Corporation in the Amount of $52,956 for Hewlett Packard (HP) Hardware Maintenance Only. Funding: Information Technology Internal Services Fund.

Administration Recommendation: To authorize limiting the original Decision One hardware/software support bid to hardware only.

(Information Technology)

ACTION: Administration recommendation approved. Judy Ford to modify Purchase Order pursuant to Bid No 16-97/98. Phyllis Koch to handle.


C4 - Commission Committee Assignments

C4A Commission Memorandum No. 126-98

Referral to a Joint Meeting of the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee, and the Neighborhoods Committee of the Venetian Causeway Master Plan Improvements on the Venetian Causeway and Perimeter Roads.

Administration Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Discussion held. Referred to a joint meeting of the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee and Neighborhoods Committee. Commissioner Liebman requested that the Committees recognize that the referral has two issues: 1) Causeway related issues and 2) Neighborhood issues of the Islands. Patricia Walker and Ronnie Singer to handle. Julio Grave de Peralta to follow-up on the transportation related items.


C4B Referral to the Neighborhoods Committee - Discussion of Proposed Amendments to the City's Minimum Housing Code (Chapter 17) including Strengthening the Penalty Sections and Revising the Minimum Standards.

Administration Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Discussion held. Referred to the Neighborhoods Committee. Ronnie Singer to place on committee agenda. Harry Mavrogenes & Janet Gavarrete to determine who will handle and get back with me. See Email 3/9/98.


C4C Referral to the Neighborhoods Committee - Discussion of Proposal regarding Simon Bolivar Boulevard.

Administration Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Discussion held. Referred to the Neighborhoods Committee. Ronnie Singer to place on committee agenda.


C4D Referral to the Land Use and Development Committee - Discussion regarding Security Shutters on Lincoln Rd. and Security Bars Placed on Residential and Commercial Structures on Lincoln Rd.

Administration Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Requested by Vice-Mayor David Dermer)

ACTION: Discussion held. Referred to the Land Use and Development Committee. Janet Gavarrete to place on committee agenda. Commissioner Liebman requested the following : 1) Shutter ordinances from other cities, particularly Philadelphia's shutter ordinance; 2) List of Lincoln Road stores that have shutters; 3) City photographer to take pictures, on Lincoln Road and other areas of the city seeking creative solutions to shutters. The referral to include a discussion of the use of CDBG for facade improvement monies to help merchants upgrade their shutters.


C4 - Commission Committee Assignments

C4E Referral to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee - Discussion regarding Quality of Life Funds.

Administration Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Requested by Commissioner Jose Smith)

ACTION: Discussion held. Referred to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee. Patricia Walker to place on committee agenda.


C7 - Resolutions

C7A Commission Memorandum No. 127-98

A Resolution Accepting the Ranking of Proposals Received; and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute the Agreement for Professional Consulting Services with the Number-One Ranked Firm, Florida Planning Group, Inc., Pursuant to Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 6-97/98 for Professional Consulting Services for Preparation of a Five (5) Year Consolidated Plan.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22672 adopted. Commissioner Smith requested the agreement be further negotiated, trying to increase the consultant's professional liability insurance from $500,000 to $1 million and all future agreements to have a liability insurance requirement of at least $1 million dollars. Harry Mavrogenes and Judy Ford to handle.


C7B Commission Memorandum No. 128-98

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Proceed with the Issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) Seeking the Services of a Psychological Service Firm to Provide Psychological Services for Employment Applicants in the Police Officer, Firefighter, and Related Classifications and for City Employees.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Human Resources)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22673 adopted. Judy Ford to issue RFP. T. C. Adderly to handle.


End of Consent Agenda



REGULAR AGENDA

R5 - Ordinances

R5A Commission Memorandum No. 129-98

An Ordinance Amending Miami Beach City Code Chapter 14A, Section 28, Entitled "Schedule of Fees for City Collection and Disposal of Garbage and Trash" by Increasing the Monthly Per Residential Unit Rate by $2.43 to Equal the Increase in the Rate Already Paid by the City to the Contracted Waste Hauler; Providing for Severability; Repealing all Ordinances in Conflict Therewith; and Providing an Effective Date. 10:15 a.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Sanitation Department)

(First Reading 2/18/98)

ACTION: Public hearing opened and continued to March 18th at 10:30 a.m. Motion was made by Commissioner Shapiro to open and continue the item for two weeks; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; vote: 6-0; Mayor Kasdin abstained. Administration to negotiate with BFI for a reduction in the fee increase. Administration to rebid the contract at the appropriate time. Commissioner Liebman requested a status report on the 29th Street(golf course) stash site. Commissioner Cruz requested a resolution be drafted requiring the City Commission to consider passage, within 30-days, any pass-through increases. Ronnie Singer to handle negotiations and resolution. Robert Thomas to prepare report on the status of the stash site.


R5B Commission Memorandum No. 130-98

An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 789, the Classified Employees Salary Ordinance, by Abolishing the Classifications of Fleet Operations Supervisor I, Maintenance Mechanic, Park Ranger, Parking Field Supervisor, Parking/Events Attendant, Recreation Operations Mechanic, and Tree Maintenance Assistant Supervisor; Establishing the Classifications of Employee Benefits Specialist, Police Fleet Specialist, Senior Plumbing Inspector, and Service Supervisor, and Establishing the Classification of Permit Clerk II for Employees Commencing Employment Prior to, on, or after February 21, 1994; Amending the Titles of the Classifications of Permit Clerk and Records Technician for Employees Commencing Employment Prior to, on, or after February 21, 1994; Establishing New Salary Ranges for the Classification of Plumbing Supervisor and for Employees Holding the Classifications of Electrical Inspector, Elevator Inspector, Engineering Inspector, Mechanical Inspector, and Plumbing Inspector Commencing Employment Prior to, on, or after February 21, 1994; Providing for a Repealer, Severability, Codification, and an Effective Date. 11:15 a.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Human Resources)

(First Reading 2/4/98)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 98-3113 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Gottlieb; vote: 7-0.

Handout: Memorandum from T.C. Adderly, Via Richard W. Bender, to Sergio Rodriguez dated 2/18/98, Subject February 4, 1998, Commission Meeting - items R5B and R5C - Response to request for information.


R5C Commission Memorandum No. 131-98

An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 1605, the Unclassified Employees Salary Ordinance, By Abolishing the Classifications of Assistant Development Officer, Central Services Division Director, Contract Administrator, Development Services Coordinator, Information Technology Specialist I (Telecom), Information Technology Specialist III (Telecom), Risk Manager, Security Specialist I, and Security Specialist II; Establishing the Classifications of Graffiti Removal Coordinator and Police Public Information Officer; Amending the Titles of the Classifications of Application Systems Manager, Telecommunications Manager, Computer & Communication Division Director, and Systems Support Manager; Providing for a Repealer, Severability, Codification, and an Effective Date. 11:30 a.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Human Resources)

(First Reading 2/4/98)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 98-3114 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; vote: 7-0.


R5D Commission Memorandum No. 132-98

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 5:00 p.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Community/Economic Development)

(Continued from 2/18/98)

ACTION: Public hearing opened and continued to March 18th at 5:00 p.m. Motion made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Vice-Mayor Dermer; vote: 7-0.

Handout: A stack of signed petitions to develop a world class public park and beach. Submitted by the concerned residents of Portofino and South Pointe Towers. Related to items R5D and R5E.


R5 - Ordinances

R5E Commission Memorandum No. 133-98

An Ordinance 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 Severability; Codification; and Providing for an Effective Date. .5:00 p.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Community/Economic Development)

(Continued from 2/18/98)

ACTION: Public hearing opened and continued to March 18th at 5:00 p.m. Motion made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Vice-Mayor Dermer; vote: 7-0.


R5F Commission Memorandum No. 134-98

Public Hearings regarding Portofino - 5:01 p.m. - First Reading

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS - DISTRIBUTED UNDER SEPARATE COVER

Comprehensive Plan Amendment (See Exhibit A)

1. Ordinance of the Mayor and City Commission of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, by Amending the Future Land Use Map Category of the City of Miami Beach, Florida Year 2000 Comprehensive Plan by Changing the Land Use Designation for the Property Known as the "Former Park Parcel" from ROS (Recreation and Open Space) to C-PS4 (Commercial Intensive Phased Bayside), the Property Is More Particularly Described in the Legal Description Attached to the Ordinance; and Amending Part II: Goals, Objectives and Policies of the City of Miami Beach Year 2000 Comprehensive Plan, as Amended, by Amending Policy 9.2 of Objective 9: Redevelopment of the Future Land Use Element; Directing Transmittals of this Ordinance and All Applicable Documents to Affected Agencies; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date.

South Shore Revitalization Strategy (Submitted by City/RDA) (See Exhibit B-1)

2a 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, by Providing That the South Shore Revitalization Strategy Shall Control Except When Properties Are Governed by the SSDI Development Agreement Dated April 17, 1986, or a Validly Existing Development of Regional Impact Development Order ("DO") in Which Case the Provisions of the SSDI Development Agreement or DO Shall Control for Terms, Provisions, Matters or Issues Specifically Addressed in Such Agreement or DO and 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.

Public Hearings regarding Portofino - 5:01 p.m. - First Reading

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS - DISTRIBUTED UNDER SEPARATE COVER

South Shore Revitalization Strategy (Submitted by Portofino) (See Exhibit B)

2b 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, by Providing That the South Shore Revitalization Strategy Shall Control Except When Properties Are Governed by the SSDI Development Agreement Dated April 17, 1986, or a Validly Existing Development of Regional Impact Development Order ("DO") in Which Case the Provisions of the SSDI Development Agreement or DO Shall Control for Terms, Provisions, Matters or Issues Specifically Addressed in Such Agreement or DO and 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.

City Code Change (See Exhibit C)

3. An Ordinance 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 Severability; codification; and Providing for an Effective Date.

Portofino DRI (Submitted by the City/RDA) (See Exhibit D-1)

4a. An Ordinance of the Mayor and City Commission of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, Amending the Development Order for the Miami Beach Marina Development of Regional Impact Which Was Approved by Resolution No. 75-14762; Providing for Renaming of Those Portions of the Miami Beach Marina DRI Legally Described on Exhibit "A" to Be Known as the "Miami Beach Marina DRI"; Providing for Renaming of Those Portions of the Miami Beach Marina DRI Legally Described on Exhibits "B" and "C" to Be Known as the Alternative Portofino DRI and Issuing a Separate DRI Development Order for Such Land; Providing for Transmittal to the South Florida Regional Planning Council and the Florida Department of Community Affairs; Providing for Recordation in the Public Records of Dade County, Florida; Providing for a Repealer and an Effective Date. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency.

Portofino DRI (Submitted by Portofino) (See Exhibit D-2)

4b. An Ordinance Amending the Development Order for the Miami Beach Marina Development of Regional Impact Which Was Approved by Resolution No. 75-14762; Providing for Renaming of Those Portions of the Miami Beach Marina DRI Legally Described on Exhibit "A" to Be Known as the "Alternative Miami Beach Marina DRI"; Providing for Renaming of Those Portions of the Miami Beach Marina DRI Legally Described on Exhibits "B" and "C" to Be Known as the Alternative

Portofino DRI and Issuing a Separate DRI Development Order for Such Land; Providing for Transmittal to the South Florida Regional Planning Council and the Florida Department of Community Affairs; Providing for Recordation in the Public Records of Dade County, Florida; Providing for a Repealer and an Effective Date. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency.

Miami Beach Marina DRI (Submitted by City/RDA) (See Exhibit E-1)

5a An Ordinance of the Mayor and City Commission of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, Amending the Development Order for the Miami Beach Marina Development of Regional Impact Which Was Approved by Resolution No. 75-14762; Providing for Renaming of Those Portions of the Miami Beach Marina DRI Legally Described on Exhibit "A" to Be Known as the "Alternative Miami Beach Marina DRI"; Providing for Renaming of Those Portions of the Miami Beach Marina DRI Legally Described on Exhibits "B" and "C" to Be Known as the Alternative Portofino DRI; Providing for Transmittal to the South Florida Regional Planning Council and the Florida Department of Community Affairs; Providing for Recordation in the Public Records of Dade County, Florida; Providing for a Repealer and an Effective Date. Joint City Commission and RDA.

Miami Beach Marina DRI (Submitted by Portofino) (See Exhibit E)

5b An Ordinance of the Mayor and City Commission of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, Amending the Development Order for the Miami Beach Marina Development of Regional Impact Which Was Approved by Resolution No. 75-14762; Providing for Renaming of Those Portions of the Alternative Miami Beach Marina DRI Legally Described on Exhibit "A" to Be Known as the "Miami Beach Marina DRI"; Providing for Renaming of Those Portions of the Miami Beach Marina DRI Legally Described on Exhibits "B" and "C" to Be Known as the Alternative Portofino DRI; Providing for Transmittal to the South Florida Regional Planning Council and the Florida Department of Community Affairs; Providing for Recordation in the Public Records of Dade County, Florida; Providing for a Repealer and an Effective Date. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency.

Administration Recommendation: The Commission should open and continue all R5F items.

(Community/Economic Development)

(Continued from 2/18/98)

ACTION: Public hearing opened and continued to March 18th at 5:00 p.m. Motion made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Vice-Mayor Dermer; vote: 7-0.


R6 - Commission Committee Assignments

R6A Verbal Report on the Special Land Use and Development Committee Meeting of March 2, 1998 regarding Sidewalk Cafes and Fixture Counts.

ACTION: Verbal report presented by Commissioner Liebman. The issue which was presented to the committee for discussion was whether or not bathroom fixtures should be counted as part of the sidewalk area. After review by the City, an interpretation was requested from the Board of Rules and Appeals whether the sidewalk should count toward an increase in bathroom fixtures. Administration and the Legal Department to: 1) Continue reviewing the South Florida Building Code over the next 120-days; 2) Look at sidewalk cafes in other cities; 3) determine if existing cafes are operating within their permits/licenses. Committee will meet again within 30-days to determine direction the city should take.


R7 - Resolutions

R7A Commission Memorandum No. 135-98

1. A Resolution Approving and Adopting an Amended Housing Assistance Plan for the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program for Fiscal Years 1995, 1996 and 1997, Which Provides for the Use of SHIP Program Funds for Rehabilitation, Down Payment Assistance, Closing Cost Assistance and Home Ownership Training, and Authorizing Submission of the Amended Housing Assistance Plan for Review and Approval by the Florida Housing Finance Agency.

2. A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute an Amended State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program Agreement Between the City of Miami Beach and Miami Beach Community Development Corporation (MBCDC) Amending the Agreement Between the City and MBCDC, Dated December 4, 1996, to Include the Use of SHIP Program Funds for Rehabilitation, Down Payment Assistance, Closing Cost Assistance and Home Ownership Training, in Accordance with the Amended Housing Assistance Plan for Fiscal Years 1995, 1996 and 1997.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolutions.

(Community/Economic Development)

(Hear in Conjunction with PA6, R7B, R7C)

ACTION: 1) Resolution No. 98-22674 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; vote: 6-1; Commissioner Shapiro opposed. 2) Resolution No. 98-22675 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; vote: 6-1; Commissioner Shapiro opposed. Harry Mavrogenes to handle.


R7B Commission Memorandum No. 136-98

A Resolution Authorizing the Appropriation of Fiscal Year 1997/98 State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program Funds in the Amount of $335,991, or the Final Allocation Amount as Adjusted by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, Further Authorizing the Appropriation of Any Interest Accrued Thereon, for Eligible Activities under the Rules of the SHIP Program.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

(Hear in Conjunction with PA6, R7A and R7C)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22676 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; vote: 6-1; Commissioner Shapiro opposed. Harry Mavrogenes to handle.


R7C Commission Memorandum No. 137-98

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute the Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program Agreement with Miami Beach Community Development Corporation (MBCDC) in the Amount of $212,200 from the City's Fiscal Year 1997/98 Allocation of HOME Program Funds to Continue Providing Services Through the Scattered-Site Homebuyer Program.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

(Hear in Conjunction with PA6, R7A and R7B)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22677 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; vote: 6-1; Commissioner Shapiro opposed. Harry Mavrogenes to handle.


R7D Commission Memorandum No. 138-98

Resolution Approving the Issuance and Execution by the City Manager of a Rate Order Which Declares the Proposed Increase in Cable Television Rate Which has been Proposed by Rifkin Narragansett South Florida CATV Limited Partnership Reasonable and Approves Said Increase.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Resolution.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22678 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Shapiro; Vote 5-1; Vice-Mayor Dermer opposed; Commissioner Gottlieb absent. R. Parcher to publish title of resolution and Rate Order. Ronnie Singer to deliver Rate Order to Rifkin Narragansett.


R7E Commission Memorandum No. 139-98

A Resolution Providing for the First Amendment to Fiscal Year 1997/98 Budgets Within the General Fund, Totaling $392,165; the Enterprise Funds, Totaling $422,837; and the Internal Service Funds, Totaling $446,421; Said Amendments Providing for Appropriation of Prior Year Encumbrances.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Office of Management and Budget)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22679 adopted. Motion by Commissioner Liebman; Seconded Commissioner Smith; Vote: 6-0; Commissioner Gottlieb absent. Jose Cruz to handle.


R7F Commission Memorandum No. 140-98

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a One Year Grant Agreement between the City, on Behalf of the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council (Council), and the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (VCA), Regarding an Appropriation of Monies by the VCA from its Fiscal Year 1998/1999 Budget to the Council Equal to 65% of the VCA's FY 98/99 Budget, and also Including any Current Balance Sheet Amounts; Said Agreement Having an Effective Date of October 1, 1998, and Expiring on September 30, 1999, with the Grant Funds to be Appropriated by the City for the Cultural Arts Council, to be used by the Council for Cultural Related Purposes; Providing further for the Set Aside of $50,000 from the Grant Funds, to be used by the Council for Joint Cultural Tourism Related Funding Projects to be Coordinated in Connection with the VCA.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Discussion held. Because no appointments were made to the VCA, Vice-Mayor Dermer felt that any action on the item would be inappropriate and made a motion to defer the item. No second was offered to the motion. Sergio Rodriguez and Michelle Burger gave an update on the negotiations. Resolution No. 98-22680 adopted as amended directing the Legal Department and Administration to prepare an ordinance, for the next commission meeting (March 18, 1998), designating the City Commission to act as the VCA and giving the Commission the authority to create a committee, similiar to the Cultural Arts Council, to deal with the distribution of tourism related monies. Motion was made by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; vote: 6-1; Vice-Mayor Dermer opposed. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.


R7G Commission Memorandum No. 141-98

A Resolution Creating a Committee on the Preservation of Miami Beach History as an Ad Hoc Committee of the Miami Beach City Commission, Prescribing the Members and the Terms of Office of the Members, and the Committee's Duties, Functions, Powers and Responsibilities.

Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Requested by Vice-Mayor David Dermer)

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution not adopted. Mayor Kasdin suggested Vice-Mayor Dermer chair a group of interested professionals to sharpen the focus and make recommendations to the City Commission. Vice-Mayor Dermer to solicit names from the Commission.

Handout: Letter from Mr. Victor M. Diaz, Jr. dated March 3, 1998, addressed to Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners.


R7H Commission Memorandum No. 142-98

A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager or His Designee to Submit Grant Applications for the Construction and Development of Youth Recreation and Services Facilities to the Miami-Dade County Safe Neighborhood Parks (SNP) Bond Challenge Grants Program in the Estimated Amount of $1,273,000, to be Matched 50/50 with City Funds, as Recommended in the Approved $15 Million General Obligation Bond Program to Renovate, and Rebuild Parks and Recreation Facilities Within the Park System in Miami Beach; Authorizing the Acceptance of the Grants, If Awarded; Appropriating the Awarded Funds in Compliance with the Terms of the Grants; and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute All Necessary Documents Related to Said Applications.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Recreation, Culture and Parks)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22681 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Gottlieb; vote: 7-0. Janet Gavarrete to handle.


R7I Commission Memorandum No. 143-98

A Resolution Authorizing Settlement by the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency in Eminent Domain Proceedings in Connection with the Shorecrest Hotel, Located at 1535 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22682 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Gottlieb; vote: 6-0; Mayor Kasdin absent. Harry Mavrogenes to handle.

Handout: Memo from Lawrence A. Levy to Murray H. Dubbin, dated March 4, 1998, re: Shorecrest Settlement. Also pertains to RDA item 2E.


R7J Commission Memorandum No. 144-98

A Resolution Extending the Termination Date of the Escrow Agreement Dated as of October 21, 1997, as Amended, Between the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency, the City of Miami Beach, Florida, RDP Royal Palm Hotel Limited Partnership, and Bloom & Minsker, for an Additional Period of Sixty Days; and Providing an Effective Date. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22683 Motion adopted approving an extension to the Escrow Agreement for up to sixty (60) days made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; vote: 7-0; Administration to prepare a monthly project status report. Harry Mavrogenes to handle.


R9 - New Business and Commission Requests

R9A(1) Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. (1:30 p.m.)

ACTION: The following citizens were heard: 1) Stanley K. Shapiro expressed concerns regarding: {a} the nuisance created by pidgeon feeding on Lincoln Road; Ronnie Singer to handle. {b} the disturbance created by teenagers who ride the ElectroWave at night and suggested that a curfew be established to prohibit this activity; Harry Mavrogenes to coordinate with Chief Barreto. {c}commented on the success of the art show; {d} requested the Commission consider the naming of a theatrical edifice to honor Mr. Jay Abbott who recently passed away at the age of 104; {d}reminded the Commissioners of their electoral promise to create a Department of Elderly Affairs. Commissioner Cruz informed the speaker that the Community Relations Board will be creating a group within the CRB to deal with elderly affairs. 2) Ada Llerandi complained about: {a} malfunctioned parking meters on Jefferson and Michigan Avenues; Metered Parking to repair the malfunctioned meters; Jackie Gonzalez to handle. {b}the number of accidents at the intersection of Island Ave. and Dade Blvd. and requested enforcement of the no-right turn at the intersection; Chief Barreto to handle. 3) Mike Thompson requested the bus bench at 2100 Normandy Dr. be relocated to the proper bus stop; Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle; {b} suggested the possibility of recycling old bus shelters from the Collins Ave. area to the north end; Commissioner Liebman questioned the status of the bus bench replacement and maintenance program; {c}requested the timing of the traffic light/green signal on Normandy Dr. be shortened 15 seconds and the Biarritz Dr. traffic light/green signal lengthened by 7 seconds; {d}illegal dumping into the bay and suggested that Code Enforcement be provided with a boat to inspect the waterways; {e}street/sidewalk knuckles in the area of Collins Ave. north of 60th St. impeding traffic. Commissioner Smith requested that the parking of commercial vehicles in residential areas be prohibited; Al Childress to handle. 4) Gil Zriny expressed concerns on: {a} the financial audit of the RDA and questioned what exactly the RDA revitalization strategy is; streetscape program to move forward. 5) Count L.F.M. de W. Rosenthal e Meyerbeer W. Chwdzikiewicz N. Chodkiewicz commented on the history of the RDA situation. 6) Joe Fontana complained about parked trailer trucks and boats "for sale" with parked cars on the sidewalk on Collins Ave. and the resulting traffic problem. Al Childress and Chief Barreto to follow up on nonconforming houseboats, "for sale" signs and illlegally parked vehicles.

(2) Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. (5:30 p.m.)

ACTION: The following citizens were heard: 1) Benita Argos spoke about two development projects; one on West Avenue and 13th Street affecting the Level of Service to "D" in the area and expressed concern about the ingress/egress onto West Ave. and a proposed restaurant on 13th St. and Alton Road. Janet Gavarrete to handle. 2) Steve Diamond suggested that the city establish an internet mailbox to address citizens questions and concerns and to internet the City Code. Mr. Diamond expressed concern about the books/staffing for the library and suggested that a "Friends of the Miami Beach Library" be created. Nannette Rodriguez to coordinate updating the webpage info on City officials. Commissioner Gottlieb requested a group of citizens be formed to address the needs of the library after selection of the architectural firm. 3) Bea Kalstein expressed her opinion that the City needs more young people and the city needs more people to take an interest in their community and to take an active part in their government. Ms. Kalstein commended the Commission for the Sutnick hour and the quick response from Administration on repairing the front of City Hall.


R9B A Proposal to Restrict Traffic from Entering and Exiting North Bay Road at 20th Street.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Discussion held. Motion was made by Commissioner Liebman while the 30-day study is being conducted, place temporary traffic diversions (possibly planters) to restrict traffic from entering and exiting North Bay Road at 20th Street;seconded by Commissioner Cruz. Amendment by Commissioner Gottlieb: Administration to get prepare a suggested traffic flow for the entire area. Amendment by the City Manager depending on the magnitude of the traffic study, the completion time frame may increase. Amendment by Commissioner Smith Administration to try to get consensus among the different neighborhood groups before any further action is accepted. Administration directed to take the traffic study directly to the Neighborhoods Committee to expedite the process. Mayor Kasdin directed the Administration to create a resource group of key individuals from the impacted areas. All amendments accepted. Vote 6-1; Vice-Mayor Dermer opposed. Harry Mavrogenes to implement thetraffice diversion planters.

Handout: 1. Memorandum from Sergio Rodriguez to Mayor Kasdin and Members of the City Commission, dated March 4, 1998, subject: Agenda Item R9B - A proposal to restrict traffic from entering and exiting North Bay Road at 20th Street. 2. Letter from Alice Hidalgo-Gato, Chief of Staff for Miami-Dade Commissioner Bruce Kaplan, to Sergio Rodriguez, dated March 3, 1998, RE: March 4, Commission agenda Item R9B.


R9C Appointments for the Visitor and Convention Authority.

(Requested by Vice-Mayor David Dermer)

(Hear in Conjunction with R9D)

ACTION: No appointments made..


R9D Commission Memorandum No. 145-98

Board and Committee Appointments for the Meeting of March 4, 1998.

(City Clerk's Office)

(Hear in Conjunction with R9C)

ACTION: The following appointments were made:


Board of Adjustment:

Malcolm Fromberg


Personnel Board: Aimee Hamilton, Warren Stamm, John Bremer, Marvin Green, Al Freola, Manny Diaz (Human Resources)


Commissioner Smith:

Jim Silvers - Tourist and Convention Center Expansion Authority

Carmen Granda - Miami Beach Commission on the Status of Women


Mayor Kasdin:

Mera Rubell - Tourist and Convention Center Expansion Authority


Commissioner Cruz:

Barbara Gillman - Miami Beach Commission on the Status of Women


R9E Discussion regarding the Purchase of Sand from the City of Miami.

(Requested by Commissioner Simon Cruz)

ACTION: Discussion held. Administration to explore the feasibility of purchasing the sand from the City of Miami and to report back, in one month, to the Commission on: 1) the timeframe; 2) availability of funding reimbursement from the Federal/State levels; 3) compliance process with all permits and environmental issues, 4) Quality of the sand, 5) price, etc. Motion approving the direction made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; vote: 7-0.

End of Regular Agenda



Reports and Informational Items

A City Attorney Commission Memorandum No. 146-98

City Attorney's Status Report.

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Written report submitted.


B Commission Memorandum No. 147-98

Parking Status Report.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Written report submitted.


MIAMI BEACH REDEVELOPMENT AGENDA

1. ROLL CALL

2. OLD BUSINESS

A. 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. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency

(Continued from February 18, 1998)

(To be Opened and Continued)

ACTION: Public hearing opened and continued to March 18th at 5:00 p.m. Motion made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Vice-Mayor Dermer; vote: 7-0.


B. Redevelopment Agency Memo No. 98-3

A Resolution Approving a Development Order Under the Provision of Section 380.06, Florida Statutes, for the Portofino Alternative Development of Regional Impact; and a Resolution Approving an Amended Development Order Under the Provisions of Section 380.06, Florida Statutes, for the Miami Beach Marina Alternative DRI; All Requests are Made Pursuant to the Development Agreement Dated April 17, 1986, By and Among the City, the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) and the South Shore Developers, Inc. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency. (Continued from February 18, 1998)

(To be Opened and Continued)

ACTION: Public hearing opened and continued to March 18th at 5:00 p.m. Motion made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Vice-Mayor Dermer; vote: 7-0.


C. Redevelopment Agency Memo No. 98-4

South Pointe Financial Information FY 1988 - FY 1997 and Projections of Revenues and Needs. (Report Submitted Under Separate Cover)

ACTION: Item deferred to March 18, 1998.


D. Redevelopment Agency Memo No. 98-5

A Resolution of the Chairman and Members of the Board of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency Extending the Termination Date of the Escrow Agreement Dated as of October 21, 1997, as Amended, Between the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency, the City, RDP Royal Palm Hotel Limited Partnership, and Bloom & Minsker, for an additional period of Sixty Days; and Providing an Effective Date.

ACTION: Resolution No. 288-98 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; vote: 7-0.


E. Redevelopment Agency Memo No. 98-6

A Resolution of the Chairman and Members of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency Authorizing Settlement in Eminent Domain Proceedings in Connection with the Shorecrest Hotel, Located at 1535 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida.

ACTION: Resolution No. 289-98 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Gottlieb; vote: 6-0. Mayor Kasdin absent.


F. Redevelopment Agency Memo No. 98-7

A Resolution of the Chairman and Members of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency, Approving a Revised Purchase and Sale Agreement in the Amount of $670,000 for the Property Located at 224 23rd Street, Miami Beach, Florida, as a Site for the Cultural Center; Authorizing the Chairman and Secretary of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency to Execute the Revised Purchase and Sale Agreement.

ACTION: Resolution No. 290-98 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; vote: 7-0.


End of Redevelopment Agency Agenda

The Commission meeting adjourned at 6:53 p.m.

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