City of Miami Beach

City Commission Meeting

Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive
May 6, 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


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AFTER ACTION

CONSENT AGENDA


PA1 9:00 a.m., Presentation by Nautilus Middle School Orchestra. (Liebman)
PA2 9:00 a.m., Certificate of Appreciation/Elaine Mayer, Taxi Driver.
PA3 9:00 a.m., Certificate of Appreciation/Mehmet Pendik, Taxi Driver.
PA4 9:00 a.m., Certificates of Apprec/CMB Emp. re: Traffic Fatality. (Cruz)
PA5 9:30 a.m., Presentation by Mayor Alex Penelas re: Sister Cities Conf.
PA6 4:00 p.m., Proclamation/UNIDAD/Hispanic Community Center. (Kasdin)
PA7 4:00 p.m., Proclamation/American Youth Soccer Organization. (Kasdin)
PA8 9:00 a.m., New Item, Proclamation/International Museum Day. (Liebman)


C2A Reject Proposals for Golf Course Clubhouse Arch. & Issue New RFQ. 3
C2B S-Bid Award 31-97/98, Water Meters, Strainers & Couplings, $324,000. 31
C2C Bid Award 37-97/98, Lobby Renovations at Police Dept., $124,850. 33
C2D Bid Award 39-97/99, Supplies for Siemens 2030 Printer, $13,198. 35
C2E PO, One 1997 Ford Crown Victoria Vehicle, $22,642.89. 37
C2F Reject Bids Received for Computer Maintenance Service. 39


C4A Refer to Finance & Citywide Proj. Comm/MB Woman's Club Property. 41
C4B Refer to Comm. Affairs Comm/Place New Signs re: Cultural Org. (Kasdin) 43
C4C Refer to Planning Bd/Hrs of Operation for Rest., Bars and Nightclubs. 45


C7A Req. - 20 Banners for Israel's 50th Celebration/Conv. Ctr June 7, 1998. 47
C7B Addendum to Existing Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Agmt w/Miami-Dade Co. 55
C7C Lease Agmt w/PAN, Portion of 505 & 555 17th St. 61
C7D Accept $120,000 from US Dept. of Justice, Drug Enforcement Adm. 72
C7E File Grant re: Victims of Crime Act Program, $80,000. 74
C7F Property & Flood Insurance for City-Owned Bldgs & Contents. 101
C7G Waive Bid Process/Award PO, Repair CH Fire Alarm System, $39,995. 5/7 106
C7H Accept Donation of Plant Materials from Miller & Solomon. 109
C7I Issue RFP re: Medical Programs for CMB Employees. 111
C7J RFP 55-97/98, Hardware & Software for Certain City Departments. 155
C7K Donation of Vehicles to Cozumel, Mexico. 201
C7L Donation of Vehicles to Ica, Peru. 204
C7M Consortium Agmt to Continue Programs Under Job Training Partnership. 207
C7N Encourage Miami-Dade Co. re: Educational Facilities Impact Fee Ord/$. 228


REGULAR AGENDA

R2A W - Rank/Negotiate w/BellSouth, RFP 141-96/97, 911 Phone System. 233


R5A Amend Code "Parking Lot; Exemptions; Valet Parking", 1st Rdg. 237
R5B Amend Code "Property Maintenance Standards", 1st Rdg.(Shapiro/Liebman) 257
R5C Equitable Estoppel Special Master Procedures, 1st Rdg. 266


R6A Report: 3/26/98 Mtg of the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee. 279
R6B Report: 4/13/98 Mtg of the Land Use & Development Committee. 283


R7A Issue RFP for Residential, Solid Waste & Yard Trash Coll. & Disposal. 287
R7B 2nd Amendment to Lease Agmt w/Concert Assoc. for Colony Theatre. 379
R7C 3:30 p.m., Special Events Guidelines. 426
R7D 11:00 a.m., P. Hrg., Development Agmt/DiLido Beach Hotel Corp. 457
R7E Agmt/Motorola, Computer Aided Dispatch&Records Mgmt $1.4 Mil. 519
R7F Support Leave a Legacy/Proclaim May 1998 as Leave a Legacy Mo. (Smith). 530
R7G 9:30 a.m., Donate $25,000 for Sister Cities International Conference. 537
R7H W-Settlement Agmt re: ADA. 557
R7I 10:00 a.m., Joint w/RDA, Amend Settlement Agmt w/West Side Partners. 561


R8A 2:00 p.m. P. Hrg, Review DRB Decision re: The Lofts at South Beach. 575
R8B 10:15 a.m., Al Cardenas: Refer Concept Plan for Ocean Parcel to DRB. 640


R9A Board & Committee Appointments. 651
R9B1 1:30 p.m., Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. 695
R9B2 5:30 p.m., Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum.
R9C Report on Wash. D.C. Trip by Vice-Mayor Dermer & Bruce Henderson. 696
R9D Report on Concession Agmt w/Service America Corp.(Gottlieb) 697
R9E Discussion re: Film, Fashion, & Music Industry. (Liebman) 706
R9F 2:30 p.m., Gerald Schwartz/So. Shore Hospital-Oper. Pkg Lot.(Liebman) 707
R9G 10:30 a.m., Bunny Patchen/Airport Noise Abatement Task Force.(Kasdin) 709
R9H 10:00 a.m. Joint, Disc. Reconsideration Approval, Portofino Ord.(Cruz) 739
R9I Effect of Commission's Order 20 Venetian Way DRB Approved Proj.(Smith) 740
R9J Status Report on Breakwaters/Beach Erosion Project. (Dermer) 744


R10A W-Executive Session re: ADA Settlement. 745


REPORTS AND INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

A Parking Status Reports: April 1, 1998 & May 6, 1998. 746
B W-Financial Analysis/42nd Street Municipal Parking Garage. 774
C 7th St. Garage Analysis FYs 96/97 & 97/98 of Vehicles Served & Net Rev. 786
D City Attorney's Status Report. 789
E Report: 4/30/98 Mtg of the Visitors and Convention Authority. 793
F Royal Palm Crowne Plaza Hotel Traffic Mitigation Plan. 794
G Collins Avenue Corridor (5th to 15th St) Traffic Mitigation Plan. 804
H Alton Road Corridor (17th to 18th St) Traffic Mitigation Plan. 812


REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ITEMS - 10:00 A.M.

2A Status Report: Loews MB Hotel; Anchor Shops; RDP Royal Palm Crowne Plaza. 1
2B Joint, Amend Settlement Agmt w/West Side Partners, Ltd. 4
3A Signatories on Bank Accts at Nations Bank. 19
3B Disc. re: Purchase of Alaska, Goodman & Hinson Parcels. (Kasdin) 23
3C Joint, Discussion Reconsideration Approval, Portofino Ord.(Cruz) 24


Call to Order - 9:00 a.m.
Inspirational Message and Pledge of Allegiance
Requests for Additions, Withdrawals, and Deferrals


PA - Presentations and Awards

PA1 Presentation by the Nautilus Middle School Orchestra.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Musical Concert given by the Nautilus Middle School Orchestra.


PA2 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Elaine Mayer, Yellow Taxi Driver, for Going that Extra Mile to be User-Friendly.

ACTION: Certificate presented.


PA3 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Mehmet Pendik, Central Cab Driver, for Being Considerate, Courteous, and Having an Immaculate Cab.

ACTION: Recipient not present. Certificate to be presented at a later time.


PA4 Certificates of Appreciation to be Presented to the Following that Responded to Traffic Fatality at 52nd Street and LaGorce Drive: Fire Department - Captain Eric Yuhr, Captain Raymond Koskey, Lieutenant Michael Timmony, Firefighter II Robert Plane, Firefighter II Patrick Huddleston, Firefighter II Charles Albury, Firefighter I Wilfredo Curbelo, Firefighter I Thomas Cross, Firefighter I Anthony Quairoli, Firefighter I Gary Guise, Firefighter I Christopher LeMay; Police Department - Sergeant Robert Dorigo, Sergeant Greg Butler, Officer Steve Nagel, Officer Cheryl Mitchell-Perkins, Officer Larry Bornstein, Officer Ray Chambers, Officer Joseph Weber, Officer Robert Jenkins, and Police Chaplain Rabbi Pinchas Weberman.

(Requested by Commissioner Simon Cruz)

ACTION: Certificates presented.


PA5 Presentation by Mayor Alex Penelas regarding the Sister Cities Conference to be held on Miami Beach.

ACTION: Presentation made by Tony Ojeda, Director of the Office of Protocol and International Trade and Commerce. See item R7G.


PA6 A Proclamation to be Presented to UNIDAD/Hispanic Community Center.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Proclamation presented.


PA7 A Proclamation to be Presented to the American Youth Soccer Organization.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Proclamation presented.


Add-on: A Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Officer Terrance Grayer, Code Compliance, in recognition of his great service to the community - assisted a woman crossing the street.


Add-on: Dr. Gilles Denis, General Coordinator for the Peruvian Red Cross, U.S.A. and Canada, thanked the City Commission on behalf of Sister City Ica, Peru for the equipment donation.


Add-on: Mayor Kasdin and members of the City Commission declared the week of May 10th - 17th, National Police Week and May 15th as Police Memorial Day.


Add-on: Mayor Kasdin and members of the City Commission declared the week of May 3rd - 9th, as National Tourism Week.


Add-on: International Museum Day declared at the request of George Neary, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.


CONSENT AGENDA

Consent Agenda Approved. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner

Cruz. Vote: 7-0.


C2 - Competitive Bid Reports

C2A Commission Memorandum No. 250-98

Request for Approval to Reject All Proposals Received for Golf Course Clubhouse Architect to Prepare Conceptual Designs, Plans, and Specifications and Construction Documents for the Upgrade of the Bayshore/Par 3 and Normandy Shores Clubhouses and Related Facilities, in Response to Request for Qualifications (RFQ) No. 18-97/98, and Adopt the Resolution to Authorize the Issuance of a New RFQ with Revised Minimum Qualifications.

1. Resolution.

Administration Recommendation: Reject the proposals and adopt the Resolution authorizing the issuance of a new RFQ.

(Recreation, Culture and Parks)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22715 adopted. Judy Ford to notify bidders and to issue new bid. Kevin Smith to handle.


C2B Commission Memorandum No. 251-98

Request for Approval to Award a One-Year Contract to Precision Meters, Inc. in the Estimated Annual Amount of $324,000, Pursuant to Bid No. 31-97/98 for Providing Various Water Meters, Strainers, and Couplings, with an Option to Renew for an Additional Year. Funding: Public Works Budget Account.

Administration Recommendation: Authorize the award.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Award authorized. Judy Ford to process the contract. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle.


C2 - Competitive Bid Reports

C2C Commission Memorandum No. 252-98

Request for Approval to Award a Contract to Regosa Engineering in the Amount of $124,850, Pursuant to Bid No. 37-97/98 for Lobby Renovations at the Miami Beach Police Department. Funding: Police Confiscation Account.

Administration Recommendation: Authorize the award.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Award authorized. Judy to process the contract. Chief Barreto to handle.


C2D Commission Memorandum No. 253-98

Request for Approval to Award a One-Year Contract to Data Imaging Supplies, Inc. in the Estimated Annual Amount of $13,198, Pursuant to Bid No. 39-97/99 for Providing Supplies for a Siemens 2030 Printer, with an Option to Renew for One Additional Year. Funding: Information Technology Budget Account.

Administration Recommendation: Authorize the award.

(Information Technology)

ACTION: Award authorized. Judy Ford to process the contract. Phyllis Koch to handle.


C2E Commission Memorandum No. 254-98

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Gus Machado Ford, Inc., in the Amount of $22,642.89, Pursuant to the Metropolitan Dade County Bid No. 5459-0/97 for the Purchase of One 1997 Ford Crown Victoria Vehicle. Funding: Fleet Management & Risk Management Accounts.

Administration Recommendation: Authorize the award.

(Police Department)

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


C2F Commission Memorandum No. 255-98

Request for Authorization to Reject the Bids Received for Maintenance of Personal Computers and Peripherals, in Response to Invitation to Bid No. 16-97/98 for Computer Maintenance Service.

Administration Recommendation: Reject the bids.

(Information Technology)

ACTION: Rejection of Bids authorized. Judy Ford to notify bidders.


C4 - Commission Committee Assignments

C4A Commission Memorandum No. 256-98

Referral to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee - Discussion regarding the Repayment to the City of the $500,000 Loan to the Wolfsonian or Acquisition of the Miami Beach Woman's Club Property.

Administration Recommendation: Refer the Matter.

(Asset Management)

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


C4B Referral to the Community Affairs Committee - Discussion regarding the Placement of New Signs at the Entrances to Miami Beach to Include the Cultural Organizations.

Recommendation: Refer the Matter.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

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


C4C Commission Memorandum No. 257-98

Referral to Planning Board - Proposed Amendments to Appropriate Sections of the Zoning Ordinance 89-2665, Relative to Definitions of Alcoholic Beverage Establishments and Regulations Pertaining to the Hours of Operation and Other Standards for Restaurants, Bars and Nightclubs.

Administration Recommendation: Refer the Matter.

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Referred. Dean Grandin to place on the Planning Board Agenda.


C7 - Resolutions

C7A Commission Memorandum No. 258-98

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Placement of Twenty (20) Banners for the Israel 50th Celebration to Be Held at the Miami Beach Convention Center on June 7, 1998, as Requested by the Applicant, Greater Miami Jewish Federation, at the Following Locations: AIA (Collins Avenue), from 41st Street to 62nd Street; and 41st Street (Arthur Godfrey Road), from Alton Road to Pine Tree Drive; Further Requiring That These Banners Meet All City Requirements and Be Installed No Earlier than May 27, 1998, and Removed by June 10, 1998.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Office of Arts, Culture and Entertainment)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22721 adopted. Ronnie Singer to handle.


C7B Commission Memorandum No. 259-98

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute, on Behalf of the City of Miami Beach Police Department, an Addendum to the Existing Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Agreement Between Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami Beach, Authorizing Concurrent Jurisdiction Between the City of Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution no. 98-22722 adopted. Chief Barreto to handle.

Handout.

1. Letter from Carlos Alvarez, Director, Metro-Dade Police Department to Chief Barreto, dated April 21, 1998, the jurisdiction of your municipal officers will be extended to incorporated Miami-Dade County and all municipalities that entered into the agreement under limited circumstances.

2. Copy of the Addendum to Joint Declaration to Mutual Aid Agreement signed by the Police Chiefs in the Municipalities of Miami-Dade County.


C7C Commission Memorandum No. 260-98

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Lease Agreement Between the City and the Performing Arts Network (PAN) for a Portion of the City-Owned Property Located at 505 and 555 17th Street for an Eleven (11) Month Period, Beginning on May 6, 1998, and Ending on March 31, 1999.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Asset Management)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22723 adopted. Joe Damien to handle.


C7D Commission Memorandum No. 261-98

A Resolution Authorizing the Acceptance of $120,000, in Increments of $10,000 Per Month, for the Period of April 1, 1998 to March 31, 1999, from the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, to be Used to Reimburse the Miami Beach Police Department for Police Overtime for Narcotics Enforcement Activities.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22724 adopted. Chief Barreto and Patricia Walker to handle.


C7E Commission Memorandum No. 262-98

A Resolution Retroactively Authorizing the Filing of a Grant in the Amount of $80,000, with a Cash Match by the City of $20,000, by the Miami Beach Police Department from the State of Florida, Office of the Attorney General, Victims of Crime Act Program.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22725 adopted. Chief Barreto to handle.


C7F Commission Memorandum No. 263-98

A Resolution Approving the Purchase of Property Insurance, Including Windstorm Insurance Option and Flood Insurance, for City Buildings and Contents, for a Combined Annual Premium of $423,865 (Net of Broker Commissions), for a One-Year Period, with Option to Renew for Two Additional Years, Provided the Annual Rate Does Not Increase by More than Ten Percent (10%) Per Year, As Proposed by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., the City's Broker of Record.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Risk Management)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22726 adopted. Richard Bender to handle.


C7G Commission Memorandum No. 264-98

A Resolution Authorizing, by 5/7ths Vote, a Waiver of Formal Competitive Bidding for the Repair of the Fire Alarm System in City Hall, and Authorizing the Award of a Purchase Order, in the Amount of $39,995, to Fire Security Communications, for this Repair.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Property Management)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22727 adopted. Judy Ford to issue Purchase Order. Brad Judd to handle.


C7H Commission Memorandum No. 265-98

A Resolution Accepting the Donation of Plant Materials from Miller and Solomon, Inc. as a Result of Expansion/Renovation Plans Associated with the Morton Towers Property.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Recreation, Culture and Parks)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22728 adopted. Kevin Smith to handle.


C7I Commission Memorandum No. 266-98

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Proceed with the Issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) Seeking the Services of a Provider to Supply Comprehensive Medical Evaluations, Medical Records Retention, Psychiatric Services, an Immunization Program, a Drug and Alcohol Testing Program, a Wellness Program, an Employee Assistance Program, and to Provide Evaluation and Treatment of Workers' Compensation Claims, for the City of Miami Beach Employees and/or Employment Applicants.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Human Resources)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22729 adopted. Judy Ford to issue RFP. T. C. Adderly to handle.


C7J Commission Memorandum No. 267-98

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 55-97/98, for a Complete Hardware and Software Solution that Provides Municipal Planning, Permitting, Code Regulation, Licensing, and Inspection Management, for the Building, Code Compliance, Public Works, Fire, and Planning Departments, and the City Clerk's Office.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Information Technology)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22730 adopted. Judy Ford to issue RFP. Phyllis Koch to handle.


C7K Commission Memorandum No. 268-98

A Resolution Authorizing the Donation of Two Used 1991 Ford E250 Police Paddy Wagons, and One Used 1987 Ford E350 Fire Rescue Vehicle, All in Their "As Is" Condition, to Its Sister City of Cozumel, Mexico.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Fleet Management)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22731 adopted. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli and Drew Terpak to handle.


C7L Commission Memorandum No. 269-98

A Resolution Authorizing the Donation of One Used 1987 Ford E350 Fire Rescue Vehicle, One Used 1988 Ford E350 Fire Rescue Vehicle, One Used 1972 American LaFrance Fire Truck-Pumper, Two 1989 GMC 2500 Pickup Trucks, One 1990 Dodge D250 Pickup Truck, and One Lot of New Repair Parts, All in Their "As Is" Condition, to Its Sister City of Ica, Peru.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Fleet Management)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22732 adopted. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli and Drew Terpak to handle.


C7M Commission Memorandum No. 270-98

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Enter into a Consortium Agreement with Miami Dade County, Monroe County, the City of Miami, and the City of Hialeah for the Purpose of Continuing to Conduct Programs Under the Job Training Partnership Act of 1982 and Under the Jobs and Education Partnership.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Resolution.

(Human Resources)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22733 adopted. T. C. Adderly to handle.


C7N Commission Memorandum No. 271-98

1. A Resolution Encouraging the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners to Consider Adjustments to the Educational Facilities Impact Fee Ordinance Which Would Allow: (A) Funds in Urbanized Areas Such as Miami Beach to be Utilized for Renovations as Well as New Construction and; (B) Adjustment of Geographic Boundaries to Allow Funds to be Spent in the City Where They Are Collected.

2. A Resolution Requesting the School Board of Miami-Dade County Set Aside Educational Facilities Impact Fee Monies Beyond What Has Been Committed for the Proposed New School Facility in the North Miami/Miami Shores Area to Provide for New Construction of Schools and/or Additional Capital Needs, Including New Classroom Facilities for Existing Schools Within the City of Miami Beach.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolutions.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: 1. Resolution No. 98-22734 adopted. Harry Mavrogenes to forward to Mayor Penelas and the Board of County Commissioners.

2. Resolution No. 98-22735 adopted. Harry Mavrogenes to forward to the School Board of Miami-Dade County and the Superintendent of schools.

End of Consent Agenda



REGULAR AGENDA

R2 - Competitive Bid Reports

R2A Commission Memorandum No. 273-98

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Accept the Ranking of Responses Received and to Enter into Negotiations for a Contract With the Number One Ranked Proposer, BellSouth, Pursuant to Request For Proposals (RFP) No. 141-96/97, to Provide a 911 Phone System. Funding: Emergency 911 General Fund.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Information Technology)

ACTION: Withdrawn.


R5 - Ordinances

R5A Commission Memorandum No. 274-98

An Ordinance Amending Miami Beach City Code Chapter 20, Entitled "Business Licenses", Amending Section 20-32, Entitled "Parking Lot; Exemptions; Valet Parking" by Providing for New Insurance Requirements; Providing for the Identification and Proof of Sufficient Vehicle Storage Space; Providing for the Requirement of Providing a Copy of the Business License for the Storage Space; Providing for the Identification of the Stored Vehicle Through a Ticket Stub; Providing for Revisions to the Public On-Street/Curbside Parking Space Rental Rates; Providing for Revisions to the Violations Fine Schedule; Providing for an Employee/Valet Operator Code of Conduct; and Providing for a Repealer, Severability, and an Effective Date. First Reading

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

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; ballot vote: 7-0. Second reading and public hearing scheduled for June 3rd at 10:15 a.m. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on June 3rd agenda.

Administration to address Commissioner Liebman's concern relative to "ramping"; under what circumstances is it acceptable, and Commissioner Gottlieb's concern relative to the stealing of item(s) from vehicles parked by valet employees. Mayor Kasdin requested for second reading to investigate increasing the hourly rate charged to valet operators for the use of parking spaces. Commissioner Cruz requested a survey of the associated costs, relative to what the City charges, of the valet operators to get a better understanding of the issue. Jackie Gonzalez to handle.


R5B Commission Memorandum No. 275-98

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 17B of the City Code Entitled "Property Maintenance Standards", Amending Section 17B-13 Entitled "Power to Act in Emergencies; Emergency Order," by Expanding the Conditions for Emergency Action, by Amending Section 17B-18 Entitled "Penalty for Violations of Chapter; Remedial Enforcement Procedures" by Substituting the Special Master for the Code Enforcement Board; by Creating Section 17B-18(a) Entitled "Criminal Penalties" by Establishing Criminal Penalties for Violation of the Chapter or Failure to Comply therewith; by Amending Section 17B-21 Entitled "Basic Equipment, Facilities and Utilities" by Adding Section (i), Requiring that All Bedrooms Shall Be Heated and Air Conditioned, by Amending Section 17B-23 Entitled "Safe and Sanitary Maintenance of Structure and Facilities" by Eliminating the Word "Reasonably"; by Amending Section 17B-28, Entitled "Responsibilities of Owners and Occupants" to Provide for Additional Responsibilities of Owners and Landlords of Dwellings with Regard to Ensuring Compliance with Occupancy Level Standards Set Forth in Section 17B-24(a), by Amending Section 17B-29 Entitled "Responsibilities of Owner of Vacant Buildings, Vacant Structures and Vacant or Unimproved Lots" by Eliminating the Word "Reasonably": Providing for Codification, Severability, Repealing All Ordinances in Conflict Therewith, And Providing for an Effective Date". First Reading

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

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman and Commissioner Martin Shapiro)

(Deferred from 4/15/98)

ACTION: Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Smith; ballot vote: 6-0; Commissioner Gottlieb absent. Seconded reading and public hearing scheduled for June 3rd at 10:30 a.m. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on June 3rd agenda.


R5C City Attorney Commission Memorandum No. 276-98

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 2 of the City Code Entitled "Administration", by Creating a New Section 2-35 Entitled "Special Master Proceedings to Determine the Application of Equitable Estoppel Criteria to Development Projects"; Providing for Codification, Severability, Repealer, and an Effective Date". First Reading

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

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; ballot vote: 5 in favor (Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz, Gottlieb, Liebman and Smith) 2 opposed (Vice-Mayor Dermer and Commissioner Shapiro). Second reading and public hearing scheduled for May 20th at 10:30 a.m. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on May 20th agenda.

City Manager Sergio Rodriguez recommended the changes listed below:

1. The City should select the Special Master not the applicant.

2. The applicant will be responsible for all expenses related to the Special Master hearing.

3. How many Special Masters and should they be pre-qualified?

Legal Department and Janet Gavarrete and Dean Grandin responsible to incorporate the above in the ordinance for 2nd reading.

Handout: A revised ordinance was distributed at the Commission Meeting


R6 - Commission Committee Reports

R6A Commission Memorandum No. 232-98

Report on the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee Meeting Held on March 26, 1998, regarding the following: 1) Discussion of Quality of Life Funds; 2) Discussion of Establishment of a Special Assessment District to Replace the Existing Normandy Shores Local Government Neighborhood Improvement District; 3) Discussion of South Pointe Funding Strategy and Future Bond Issues; 4) Discussion of Master Plan for Fire Station No. 2 and the Public Works Site on Dade Boulevard; 5) Discussion of Hotel Corridor Garage Land Acquisition Sites; and, 6) Report from the Finance Department on the Status of the $35 Million Fund and the Remaining TCCEA Funds.

(Deferred from 4/15/98)

ACTION: Not reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on May 20th agenda.


R6B Commission Memorandum No. 277-98

Report on the Land Use and Development Committee Meeting Held on April 13, 1998, regarding the Following: 1) Applicability of South Florida Building Code to Sidewalk Cafes Relative to Fixture Counts; 2) Discussion on Security Shutters and Security Bars on Residential and Commercial Structures on Lincoln Road; and, 3) Discussion for Consideration of a Change in the City's Zoning Ordinance to Extend the Concept of Bed & Breakfast Inns within the Historic Districts. 4) Discussion regarding separating the 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Surface Parking Lot from the Upcoming Request for Proposals and Be Issued as a Separate Request for Proposals at a Later Date.

(Deferred from 4/15/98)

ACTION: Not reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on May 20th agenda.


R7 - Resolutions

R7A Commission Memorandum No. 278-98

A Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Residential Solid Waste and Yard Trash Collection and Disposal.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Sanitation Department)

(Deferred from 4/15/98)

ACTION: Correct in resolution, 2nd whereas dated from May 14th to June 4th. Resolution No. 98-22736 adopted as amended. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Smith; voice vote: 7-0. The following corrections need to be made to the RFP:

1. Page 297 Sec. II, 1a, last line should read "multiple dwelling building" not "apartments, per unit."

2. Page 298 3. Terms, Sec. 3.1 should read " For the period of two-years from date of award." not "one-year."

3. Page 298 Section 3.2 should read " One additional two-year term" not "two additional one-year terms".

4. Page 299 section 4.12 delete the last sentence: "Wast generated by tree surgeons or contract landscapers or lawn maintenance services is not Garden and Yard trash.".

5. Page 331 - change "Official Representative:" to Official Representatives:"

Add to the list of Individual, Partnership, Corporation the following: Lawyer, Lobbyist, Representative.


R7B Commission Memorandum No. 279-98

A Resolution Approving a Second Amendment to the Lease Agreement with the Concert Association of Florida, Inc., for the Colony Theatre, Located at 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida, and Further Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute Said Second Amendment.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Asset Management)

ACTION: Not reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on May 20th agenda.


R7C Commission Memorandum No. 280-98

A Resolution Amending Resolution No. 95-21684 Which Approved Former Requirements for Special Events by Adopting Amended Requirements for Special and Cultural Events Permits as Set Forth in Exhibit "A".

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Office of Arts, Culture and Entertainment)

ACTION: Resolution not adopted. Motion was made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Gottlieb directing Administration to circulate the Special Event Requirements Package to all promoters of special events and to all affected organizations; voice vote: 7-0. James Quinlan to handle.


R7D Commission Memorandum No. 281-98

A Resolution Approving on First Public Hearing, a Development Agreement to be Entered into between the DiLido Beach Hotel Corporation and the City of Miami Beach in Accordance with the Requirements of the Florida Local Government Development Agreement Act for Property Located at 155 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida, and at 1653, 1655, 1657, 1661, 1663, and 1669 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida and Setting a Second Public Hearing to Consider the Development Agreement. 11:00 a.m. Public Hearing

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

(Scheduled on 4/15/98)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Resolution No. 98-22737 adopted. Motion was made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Smith; ballot vote: 7-0. Second public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, 1998, at 11:00 a.m. in the City Commission Chambers, third floor, City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, Florida. Applicant is responsible to publish notice. City Clerk's office responsible for notifying civic organizations. Judy Hoanshelt to place on May 20th agenda.

Handout. Memorandum from Diana Grub Frieser dated May 5, 1998, RE: DI Lido Development Agreement - Revised draft dated 4/30/98 Comments and Recommended revisions.


R7E Commission Memorandum No. 282-98

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute an Amendment to the Agreement, Dated March 7, 1997, Between the City and Motorola, to Include Provisions for Motorola and Lucent Technologies to Provide a Complete Public Safety Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Management System for City Police and Fire Departments for an Amount Not to Exceed $1.4 Million.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Information Technology)

ACTION: Resolution No. 98-22738 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Shapiro; voice vote: 7-0. Judy Ford to process the Agreement. Phyllis Koch to handle.


R7F Memorandum from Commissioner Jose Smith

A Resolution Supporting the Leave a Legacy Initiative Sponsored by the Miami-Dade County Planned Giving Council and Proclaiming May 1998 to be Leave a Legacy Month.

(Requested by Commissioner Jose Smith)

ACTION: Not reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on May 20th agenda.


R7G Commission Memorandum No. 283-98

A Resolution Authorizing the Expenditure of $25,000 from the General Fund Citywide Account as a Contribution to the Production of the 42nd Annual Sister City International Conference on July 29 through August 1, 1998, to be Held in the City of Miami Beach.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Resolution not adopted. Motion was made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Smith to refer the $25,000 funding request to the VCA with the Administration requesting the VCA fund the entire amount of $50,000. Report back to the Commission if the Visitors and Convention Authority funds less than the $50,000; voice vote: 7-0. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.


R7H Commission Memorandum No. 288-98

A Resolution to Approve the Settlement between the City of Miami Beach and the Association for Disabled Americans, Inc., the Florida Paraplegic Association, Ernst Rosenkrantz, and Daniel Ruiz, Regarding the Implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards (ADA) Within City Facilities, Programs and Services. (Agreement in Negotiations - To be Distributed Under Separate Cover)

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution, upon consideration of the proposed stipulation for settlement at the Executive Session.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Withdrawn.


R7I Commission Memorandum No. 284-98

A Resolution Approving an Amendment to Settlement Agreement between West Side Partners, Ltd. and the City of Miami Beach, et al, and Authorizing the Execution of Any Necessary Documents. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Cross reference RDA item 2B. Discussion held. Mayor Kasdin explained that the proposed amendment to the Settlement Agreement approved at the April 15, 1998 Commission meeting, amending paragraph 2.1.3 of the Agreement, to allow the City, at the City's option, the opportunity to terminate the Agreement. Discussion continued. Motion made by Commissioner Gottlieb to accept the Amendment to the Settlement Agreement; seconded by Commissioner Leibman; no vote was taken. Motion was made by Vice-Mayor Dermer to defer consideration of the item until after discussion of item R9H; seconded by Commissioner Smith; ballot vote: 4 in favor (Vice-Mayor Dermer and Commissioners Cruz, Shapiro and Smith); 3 opposed (Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Gottlieb and Liebman). Judy Hoanshelt to place on May 20th agenda.

Handout:

1. Memo to the City Clerk dated May 5, 1998; 2) letter from the developer to the Commissioners.

2. #A Letter from Clifford Schulman to Robert Parcher, City Clerk, dated May 5, 1998 , RE: Development Order under the provisions of Section 380.06 Florida Statutes for the Portofino Alternative Development of Regional Impact ( the "Portofino Alternative Development Order")

3. # C: Letter from Murray Dubbin, City Attorney, to Robert Parcher, City Clerk, dated May 5, 1998, RE: Development Order under provisions of Section 380.06 Florida Statutes for the Miami Beach Marina Development of Regional Impact (the "Alternative Miami Beach Marina DRI Amended Development Order")

4. #B: Letter from Clifford Schulman to Murray Dubbin, Esquire, dated May 5, 1998, RE: Settlement Agreement to be entered into by and between the City of Miami Beach, Florida, a Florida municipal corporation (the "City"), the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency, a Florida public agency organized and existing pursuant to the Community Redevelopment Act of 1969, Chapter 163, Part III, Florida Statutes, s amended (the "Redevelopment Agency") and West Side Partners, Ltd., a Florida limited partnership ("West Side"), as approved by the City on April 15, 1998 (the "Settlement Agreement")


R8 - Old Business

R8A Commission Memorandum No. 285-98

Request for the City Commission to Review a Design Review Board Decision Approving a Request by The Lofts at South Beach, Inc., for the Construction of a Seven (7) Level Mixed Use Building, Inclusive of Eight (8) Residential Units, Office/Studio Units and Retail Space at 1403 Dade Boulevard. 2:00 p.m. Public Hearing

Administration Recommendation: That the City Commission uphold the decision of the Design Review Board, wherein it approved the construction of a seven level mixed use building, inclusive of eight residential units, office/studio units and retail space at 1403 Dade Boulevard.

(Planning Department)

(Scheduled on 4/15/98)

ACTION: Public hearing opened and discussion held. Commissioner Liebman made a motion to reverse and remand the decision of the Design Review Board based on the applicant's failure to meet the essential requirements of the law by failing to demonstrate compliance with the Comprehensive Plan by not submitting concurrency and traffic mitigation plans and stormwater sewer concurrency by failing to show the calculations used; no second offered. Second motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Vice-Mayor Dermer to reverse and remand based on departure from the essential requirements of law by virtue of failure to demonstrate compliance with concurrency with the Comprehensive Plan due to absence of an approved mitigation plan for traffic. No vote taken. Subsequently, Commissioner Gottlieb made a motion to continue the public hearing based on the need for additional information due to the lack of clarity re: submittal of a conceptual mitigation plan; seconded by Commissioner Vice-Mayor Dermer; ballot vote: 5 in favor; 1 opposed (Commissioner Liebman); Commissioner Smith abstained. Public hearing continued to May 20th at 2:00 p.m. Legal Department and the Planning Department to clarify the language in the existing ordinance in the future as it relates to appeals of DRB decisions to the Commission.

City Clerk's Note 5/6/98: Commissioner Smith's Form 8B - Memorandum of Voting Conflict for County, Municipal, and other Local Public Officers has been filed in the City Clerk's office.


R8B Commission Memorandum No. 286-98

Request of Al Cardenas, Esq. To Speak on Behalf of Continuum Company, LLC, Contract Vendee for the "Ocean Parcel" to Refer to Design Review Board a Substantial Modification to the Concept Plan for the "Ocean Parcel" as Stipulated in the South Pointe Development Agreement.

Administration Recommendation: This item was deferred from the April 15, 1998 City Commission meeting. The deferral was subject to the Portofino Towers and South Pointe Towers Homeowners Associations agreeing that the item be referred to the Design Review Board.

(Community/Economic Development)

(Deferred from 4/15/98)

ACTION: Discussion held. Motion was made by Vice-Mayor Dermer to deny the request to refer the item to the Design Review Board; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; ballot vote: 7-0.

Handouts:

1. Overview of the Continuum Company LLC - Representative Projects.

2. Memo from Diana Grub Frieser to Murray Dubbin, dated April 15, 1998, RE: Ocean Parcel -- Request for review by AL Cardenas as -- Disclaimer/Waiver.

3. Letter from Jere Bishop to Mayor Kasdin and Members of the City Commission.

4. Letter from Irene Von Dellinghausen to Mayor and Commissioners.


R9 - New Business and Commission Requests

R9A Commission Memorandum No. 287-98

Board and Committee Appointments for the Meeting of May 6, 1998.

(City Clerk's Office)

ACTION: Professor Jean-Francois Le Jeune appointed to the Planning Board. Motion was made by Mayor Kasdin; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 7-0. R. Parcher to notify appointee.

Community Relations Board:

Marc Lichtman (Commissioner Liebman)


R9B(1) Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. (1:30 p.m.)

ACTION: The following Citizens were heard: 1) Joyce Garrett expressed her concern about the Continuum Company project in the South Pointe area and requested that projects should be allowed to proceed to the Design Review Board. 2) Mike Thompson expressed his concern regarding: a) the time and effort spent on the Portofino projects and reminded the Commission that South Beach is not the only area in the City ; consider funding for a needed youth center in North Beach; b) board and committee applications could not be found for board members. Mr. Thompson intended to investigate the status of the applications to make sure that an application is on file for all board members; R. Parcher to handle. c) complained about the lack of bus shelters and benches on Normandy Isle. d) complained about the bus shelters in front of Normandy Grocery Store. Commissioner Gottlieb requested that an item be added to the Capital Improvements

program workshop concerning a 5-year plan on the City providing citywide bus shelters and benches; Janet Gavarrete to handle. e) invited the Commissioners to attend a Calais Drive ground breaking ceremony on May 21st at 12:00 noon. Requested funding in order to finish the one end of Calais Drive (area needs landscaping). 3) Minnette Benson expressed her concern on the DRI process and requested that a workshop be scheduled on the issue. 4) Henry Kay stated that the same degree of protection given to developers should also be extended to quality of life issues property values. 5) Franklin Zavala-Velez: a) complained about cars making a righthand turn on red at 11th Street and Alton Road even though there is posted a "No Turn on Red" sign. Creating a problem with accidents and pedestrian safety. Need police enforcement at this location; Chief Barreto to handle. b) when will the City have the televised "bubble"? Ronnie Singer and Bob Parcher to handle. 6) Joe Fontana expressed his concern about the bus shelters and commended Jorge Chartrand of Public Works for his work on this problem. 7) Ada Llerandi congratulated the Commission for listening fully to the citizens. a) Alton Road traffic problems between 5th and 17th Street, because the lights are not continuous. b) to Commissioner Dermer referring to the rights to speak. 8) David Kelsey, representing the South Beach Hotel and Restaurant Association, spoke on the importance of the night life on South Beach and expressed concern of the negative public relations and impact of code enforcement on the businesses in the area. Mr. Kelsey complained about: 1) raids on nightclubs and bars; 2) arbitrary citations issued by the Fire Dept for overcrowding; 3) the 3-strikes ordinance; and most recently 4) citations issued to nightclubs for failure to acquire a Certificate of Use/Occupancy for non-existent kitchens. Mr. Kelsey complained about Code Enforcement enforcing a long-standing zoning definition of "nightclub/restaurant"; unnecessary citations for sign/banner violations and evening inspections on sidewalk cafes.

Handouts:

Mr. Zavala-Velez submitted two filing folders containing pictures of 11th street and Alton.


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

ACTION: Jeffrey Saragossey expressed concerns regarding the number of accidents and traffic at the intersection of 17th Street/Dade Blvd./Bay Road. Mr. Saragossey requested an opportunity to discuss this problem, the traffic mitigation report in the area of Publix and the fact that no traffic signals are being planned for this area.


R9C Verbal Report on the Trip to Washington D.C. by Vice-Mayor David Dermer and Bruce Henderson

(Requested by Vice-Mayor David Dermer)

(Deferred from 4/15/98)

ACTION: Not reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on May 20th agenda.


R9D Commission Memorandum No. 289-98

Report on Concession Agreement between City and Service America Corporation for Operation of the Concession at the Miami Beach Convention Center and Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts.

(Requested by Commissioner Susan Gottlieb)

ACTION: Not reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on May 20th agenda.


R9E Discussion of the Film, Fashion, and Music Industry regarding a Mechanism Whereby Representatives from the Industry Can Offer an Indepth Report on Their Impact in the Community.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Not reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on May 20th agenda.


R9F Discussion regarding Request of Gerald Schwartz on Behalf of South Shore Hospital to Operate a Provisional Parking Lot between South Shore Hospital and Stanley C. Myers Community Health Center for a Period Not to Exceed 18 Months.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Discussion held. Motion was made by Commissioner Liebman to approve, because this is one of three hospitals on Miami Beach, as an emergency based on the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens' of Miami Beach to extend the usage of the parking lots for a period of six months to allow the owners to bring into compliance with the Zoning Ordinance. The six-months will count as part of the maximum 18-month period; seconded by Commissioner Gottlieb; voice vote: 7-0. The property owner will begin the process of acquiring a conditional-use-permit.


R9G Report from Bunny Patchen regarding a Recent Meeting of the Miami-Dade County Airport Noise Abatement Task Force.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on May 20th agenda.


R9H Discussion regarding a Reconsideration of the DRI Approval Ordinance relative to the Portofino Settlement Agreement. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency

(Requested by Commissioner Simon Cruz)

ACTION: Cross reference with agenda item RDA/3C. Discussion held. Motion made by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Vice-Mayor Dermer to reconsider the vote taken on April 15, 1998 on the DRI approval and the Settlement Agreement; no vote taken. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to defer the motion to reconsider until the Concept Plan is submitted by Portofino and heard by the City Commission; no second offered. Discussion continued. A Motion was made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Liebman to defer reconsideration of the issue to the May 20th Commission meeting; ballot vote: 4 in favor (Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Gottlieb, Liebman and Smith); 3 opposed (Vice-Mayor Dermer and Commissioners Cruz and Shapiro). Schedule item for a 10:00 time certain. Judy Hoanshelt to place on May 20th agenda.

Handout: R9H/RDA-3C: 12 page petition.


R9I Discussion regarding the Precedential Effect of the Commission's Order on 20 Venetian Way and Its Impact on Projects Already Approved by the Design Review Board, but Which Have Yet Not Received a Building Permit.

(Requested by Commissioner Jose Smith)

ACTION: Discussion held. A Special Commission meeting has been scheduled. Pursuant to Section 286.011, Florida Statutes, a Closed Executive Joint Session of the City Commission and Redevelopment agency will be held May 12, 1998 at 4:00P.M. in the City Manager's large conference room, Fourth Floor, City Hall to discuss pending litigation: 1. West Side Partners, LTD. vs City of Miami Beach & the RDA and 2. Victor J. Labruzzo vs the City of Miami Beach. Motion made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 7-0.


R9J Status Report on the Breakwaters/Beach Erosion Project.

(Requested by Vice-Mayor David Dermer)

ACTION: Not reached. Judy Hoanshelt to place on May 20th agenda.


R10 - City Attorney Reports

R10A Closed Executive Session. (In Legal - To be Submitted)

A Closed Executive Session regarding the Settlement between the City of Miami Beach and the Association for Disabled Americans, Inc., the Florida Paraplegic Association, Ernst Rosenkrantz, and Daniel Ruiz, Regarding the Implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards (ADA) Within City Facilities, Programs and Services.

ACTION: Withdrawn.


End of Regular Agenda



Reports and Informational Items

A Commission Memorandum No. 290-98

Parking Status Reports: April 1, 1998 and May 6, 1998.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Written report submitted.


B Commission Memorandum No. 291-98

Financial Analysis of the 42nd Street Municipal Parking Garage.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Withdrawn.


C Commission Memorandum No. 292-98

7th Street Garage Analysis Fiscal Year 1996/97 and Fiscal Year 1997/98 Analysis of Vehicles Served and Net Revenues.

(Parking Department)

ACTION: Written report submitted.


D City Attorney Commission Memorandum No. 293-98

City Attorney's Status Report.

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Written report submitted.


E Commission Memorandum No. 294-98

Report of Visitors and Convention Authority (VCA) Meeting of April 30, 1998.

ACTION: Written report submitted.


F Commission Memorandum No. 295-98

Royal Palm Crowne Plaza Hotel Traffic Mitigation Plan.

(Planning Department)

(Hear in Conjunction with RDA2A)

ACTION: Written report submitted for information.


G Commission Memorandum No. 296-98

Collins Avenue Corridor (5th to 15th Street) Traffic Mitigation Plan.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Written report submitted. Commission requested this item be placed on the May 20 agenda. Judy Hoanshelt to place on May 20th agenda.


H Commission Memorandum No. 297-98

Alton Road Corridor (17th to 18th Street) Traffic Mitigation Plan.

(Public Works)

ACTION: Written report submitted. Commission request this item be placed on the May 20 agenda. Judy Hoanshelt to place on May 20th agenda.


Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency

May 6, 1998 - 10:00 a.m.


Chairman of the Board Neisen O. Kasdin

Member of the Board Simon Cruz

Member of the Board David Dermer

Member of the Board Susan F. Gottlieb

Member of the Board Nancy Liebman

Member of the Board Martin Shapiro

Member of the Board Jose Smith


Executive Director Sergio Rodriguez

Assistant Director Harry Mavrogenes

General Counsel Murray H. Dubbin

Secretary Robert E. Parcher

AGENDA

1. ROLL CALL

Mayor and all Commissioners present.


2. OLD BUSINESS

A. Redevelopment Agency Memo No. 98-14

Status Report on the Loews Miami Beach Hotel; the Anchor Shops at South Beach and Parking (16th Street Parking Garage); and the RDP Royal Palm Crowne Plaza Resort Hotel.

ACTION: Verbal status report presented by Jonathan Tishman. Grand opening of the new hotel tentatively scheduled for March 6, 1999.


B. Redevelopment Agency Memo No. 98-15

A Resolution Approving an Amendment to Settlement Agreement between West Side Partners, Ltd. and the City of Miami Beach, et al, and Authorizing the Execution of Any Necessary Documents. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency

ACTION: Resolution not adopted. Cross reference with agenda item R7I. Discussion held. Mayor Kasdin explained that the proposed amendment to the Settlement Agreement approved at the April 15, 1998 Commission meeting, amending paragraph 2.1.3 of the Agreement, to allow the City, at the City's option, the opportunity to terminate the Agreement. Discussion continued. Motion made by Commissioner Gottlieb to accept the Amendment to the Settlement Agreement; seconded by Commissioner Leibman; no vote was taken. Motion was made by Vice-Mayor Dermer to defer consideration of the item until after discussion of item R9H; seconded by Commissioner Smith; ballot vote: 4 in favor (Vice-Mayor Dermer and Commissioners Cruz, Shapiro and Smith); 3 opposed (Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Gottlieb and Liebman). Judy Hoanshelt to place on May 20th agenda.


3. NEW BUSINESS

A. Redevelopment Agency Memo No. 98-16

A Resolution Authorizing Signatories to Execute Vouchers Drawn upon Funds in the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency Bank Accounts at Nations Bank.

ACTION: Resolution No. 291-98 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; vote: 6-1; Opposed Vice-Mayor Dermer. Harry Mavrogenes to handle.


B. Discussion regarding the Purchase of Alaska, Goodman & Hinson Parcels.

(Requested by Mayor Neisen Kasdin)

ACTION: Discussion held. Motion was made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Liebman to refer the issue to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee for further discussion of the financial aspects and the feasibility of purchasing the parcels, and the possibility of using tax Increment Financing (TIF) and/or a special assessment. Report back to the Commission with a recommendation; voice vote: 6-1; opposed: Vice-Mayor Dermer.

Commissioner Liebman requested the City Manager respond to Mr. Worth's comments via an LTC. Janet Gavarrete to handle. Commissioner Gottlieb directed the City Manager to try to establish an ad hoc committee consisting of staff and members of the public to assist in the analysis. Janet Gavarrete.


C. Discussion regarding a Reconsideration of the DRI Approval Ordinance relative to the Portofino Settlement Agreement. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency

(Requested by Commissioner Simon Cruz)

ACTION: Cross reference with agenda item R9H. Discussion held. Motion made by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Vice-Mayor Dermer to reconsider the vote taken on April 15, 1998 on the DRI approval and the Settlement Agreement; no vote taken. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to defer the motion to reconsider until the Concept Plan is submitted by Portofino and heard by the City Commission; no second offered. Discussion continued. A Motion was made by Commissioner Gottlieb; seconded by Commissioner Liebman to defer reconsideration of the issue to the May 20th Commission meeting; ballot vote: 4 in favor (Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Gottlieb, Liebman and Smith); 3 opposed (Vice-Mayor Dermer and Commissioners Cruz and Shapiro). Schedule item for a 10:00 time certain. Judy Hoanshelt to place on May 20th agenda.

Handout: R9H/RDA-3C: 12 page petition.

End of Agenda

The Commission meeting was adjourned at 8:23 p.m.

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