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03- March 27, 2013 Meeting Minutes CITY OF OPA-LOCKA "The Great City" CLERK'S ACTION SUMMARY MINUTES REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING March 27, 2013 7:00 P.M. Opa-locka Municipal Complex 780 Fisherman Street, 2"d Floor Opa-locka, FL 33054 1. CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Myra L. Taylor called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 on the 2nd Floor of the Opa-locka Municipal Complex, 780 Fisherman Street, Opa- locka, Florida. 2. ROLL CALL: The following members of the City Commission were present: Commissioner Dorothy Johnson, Commissioner Timothy Holmes, and Mayor Myra L. Taylor. Also in attendance were: City Manager Kelvin L. Baker, Sr., City Attorney Joseph S. Geller, and City Clerk Joanna Flores. Commissioner Luis Santiago arrived at 7:03 p.m. and Vice Mayor Joseph L. Kelley arrived at 7:26 p.m. 3. INVOCATION: The Invocation was delivered by Commissioner Dorothy Johnson. 4. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The Pledge of Allegiance was recited in unison. Manager Baker requested to that Jeffrey Key be sworn in as the City of Opa-locka Chief of Police. Clerk Flores proceeded by swearing in Jeffrey Key. 5. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: 6. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA AND PULL LIST (deferrals and deletions): The following items were pulled from the Consent Agenda to be discussed separately under Action Items: 19-2 (Commissioner Santiago); 19-3 (Commissioner Johnson) and 19-6 (Commissioner Holmes). Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 1 Commissioner Johnson deferred item 19-5 until the April 10, 2013 Regular Commission Meeting. It was moved by Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Commissioner Holmes to approve the agenda, consent agenda and pull list. There being no discussion, the motion passed by a 4-0 vote. Commissioner Santiago Yes Commissioner Holmes Yes Vice Mayor Kelley Not Present Commissioner Johnson Yes Mayor Taylor Yes Request to amend the agenda to include the following items: 16-1: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF OPA- LOCKA, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXPLORE THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF AUTOMATIC DOOR OPENER FOR THE MAIN ENTRANCE AT OPA-LOCKA TOWN CENTER, LOCATED AT 780 FISHERMAN STREET; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION OF RECITALS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Sponsored by T.H. It was moved by Commissioner Holmes, seconded by Commissioner Johnson to amend the agenda to include item 16-1. There being no discussion, the motion to amend the agenda passed by a 4-0 vote. Commissioner Holmes Yes Commissioner Johnson Yes Vice Mayor Kelley Not Present Commissioner Santiago Yes Mayor Taylor Yes 16-2: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF OPA- LOCKA, FLORIDA, OPPOSING THE FREEZING OF GRANT FUNDS FOR OPA- LOCKA WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS, INCLUDING REHABILITATION OF LIFT STATION 11C, BY THE UNITED STATES EPA; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION OF RECITALS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Sponsored by M.T. It was moved by Commissioner Holmes, seconded by Commissioner Johnson to amend the agenda to include item 16-2. There being no discussion, the motion to amend the agenda passed by a 4-0 vote. Commissioner Johnson Yes Commissioner Santiago Yes Vice Mayor Kelley Not Present Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 2 Commissioner Holmes Yes Mayor Taylor Yes 16-3: A MOTION BY COMMISSIONER LUIS B. SANTIAGO TO RECONSIDER THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION FROM THE REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING OF MARCH 13, 2013 WHICH FAILED BY A 4-1 VOTE: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF OPA-LOCKA, FLORIDA, TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH MITCHELL'S LAWN MAINTENANCE FOR MAINTENANCE OF CITYWIDE ALLEYS, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $29,322.00, AND NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH MY LAWN SERVICES, INC., FOR MAINTENANCE SERVICES OF NW 22ND AVENUE AND NW 27TH AVENUE, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $22,680, PAYABLE FROM ACCOUNT NUMBERS 41-541340 AND 63-533340; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION OF RECITALS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Sponsored by L.S. It was moved by Commissioner Santiago, seconded by Mayor Taylor to amend the agenda to include item 16-3. Mayor Taylor relinquished the gavel to Commissioner Johnson. There being no discussion, the motion to amend the agenda failed by a 2-2 vote. Commissioner Santiago Yes Commissioner Holmes No Vice Mayor Kelley Not Present Mayor Taylor Yes Commissioner Johnson No Commissioner Johnson returned the gavel to Mayor Taylor. 7. AWARDS/PROCLAMATIONS/ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: 8. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Regular Commission Meeting—03/13/2013 It was moved by Commissioner Holmes, seconded by Commissioner Johnson to approve the minutes of the Regular Commission Meeting of March 13, 2013. There being no discussion, the motion passed by a 4-0 vote. Commissioner Holmes Yes Commissioner Johnson Yes Vice Mayor Kelley Not Present Commissioner Santiago Yes Mayor Taylor Yes Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 3 9. 17th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF FLORIDA REPORT: 10. STATE SENATORS REPORT: 11. STATE REPRESENTATIVES REPORT: 12. DISTRICT ONE / DISTRICT TWO - COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Larry Gardner, of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jordan's Office (District 1) came forward and said on behalf of Commissioner Jordan he is happy to be of assistance to the City of Opa-locka. Mayor Taylor thanked Commissioner Johnson for her assisting with the Air Traffic Control Tower at the Opa-locka Airport remaining opening. Commissioner Santiago expressed his concerns regarding representation for District 2 at the City Commission meetings. 13. MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT REPORT: 14. PUBLIC PRESENTATION: 14a. CITIZENS' FORUM: 1. Eldred Redmon of 2766 NW 131S` Street, Opa-locka, Florida, appeared before the City Commission and welcomed Jeffrey Key as the city's Chief of Police He further asked for clarification with regards to the vehicles at Public Works. It is his understanding that the tax payers pay for the city owned vehicles. It was previously stated when Public Works Department receive the new vehicles, the old cars will be sold in an auctioned. His concerns are the cars being auctioned to city employees only and it should be open to the public as well as employees. He said the United States Postal Service has an on-going situation with their funding and they are proposing closing several Post Offices. He requested the City Clerk include the contact information for the State Legislators on Channel 77 so the residents can express their concerns. Commissioner Johnson said she sponsored item 19-6 because it was brought to her attention, the last time the city had an automobile auction, the city employees were made aware of the auction five minutes to the auction starting. She further advised the citizen to contact the United States Postal Service district office to voice his concerns with regards to the closure of some Post Offices. Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 4 2. Jacqueline Fogarty of 1151 Peri Street, Opa-locka, Florida, appeared before the City Commission and voiced her concerns with regards to dirt bike riding in the community. She said Police Officers informed her that they are not allowed to pursue people riding dirt bikes because they can get hurt. She asked the City Commission to adopt legislation prohibiting dirt bike riding in the City of Opa-locka. Ms. Fogarty further voiced her concerns regarding illegal dumping. She suggested that staff give notification of dumping procedures. Commissioner Johnson said Miami-Dade County has legislation in affect regarding dirt bike riding. 3. Oria Rodriguez of 785 West Superior Street, Opa-locka, Florida, appeared before the City Commission and spoke in favor of items 18A2, 18A3, 18A4 and 18A5. She said most of the area west of 32°d Avenue to Cairo Lane and south of 135th is junk yards and some of them are zoned I2. The area should be re-zoned to eliminate the problem of mixed zoning. 4. Pastor Ranzer Thomas of 940 Caliph Street, Opa-locka, Florida, appeared before the City Commission to voice his concerns as a Pastor. Although he did not attend the last Commission meeting he had an opportunity to watch the meeting via internet. There are concerns among Clergy and residents in the community as to the professionalism and conduct of the City Commission during the meetings. The city is under radar and is being watched. He further said he believes Mr. Baker is an excellent well qualified City Manager that is qualified to do the job if given the opportunity to complete his job. 5. Matthew West of 318 South Dixie Highway, Lake Worth, Florida, appeared before the City Commission to speak regarding item 19-2. His company was one of three companies that submitted an RFP for the Helen L. Miller Center project and they submitted the lowest proposal amount. Mayor Taylor asked the City Attorney if this is permissible. Attorney Geller said he is unclear of what the gentlemen is going to speak about. He further informed Mr. West that the City Commission normally does not entertain cases in a Public Forum. 6. Michael Delavoe of 1821 Wilmington Street, Opa-locka, Florida, came before the City Commission seeking support for their annual Mother's Day and Father's Day jet ski party. In addition, he requested to schedule a birthday party on the lake on April 13, 2013. Mayor Taylor referred Mr. Delavoe to staff. Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 5 Commissioner Holmes said Mr. Delavoe must protect the children in the water and do not harm the manatees. 15. ACTION ITEMS (items from consent agenda pull list): (19-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF OPA- LOCKA, FLORIDA, TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH D. STEPHENSON CONSTRUCTION, INC., IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED TWO MILLION THREE HUNDRED TWENTY ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED NINETY THREE DOLLARS ($2,321,793.00) FOR THE DESIGN BUILD SERVICES FOR HELEN MILLER CENTER AT SEGAL PARK, PAYABLE FROM ACCOUNT NUMBER 44-541802, WHICH IS A BUDGETED ITEM; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION OF RECITALS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Sponsored by C.M. The above resolution was read by title by Attorney Geller. It was moved by Commissioner Santiago, seconded by Commissioner Holmes to pass the above resolution. Commissioner Santiago asked the Public Works Director for his professional opinion regarding D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. He further asked, was D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. proposal amount higher than West Construction proposal amount? Esin Daniel Abia, Public Works Director came forward and replied, yes. Commissioner Santiago said if D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. submitted a higher proposal, what makes them qualified to do the work? Mr. Abia said after the RFP documents were opened in front of Miami-Dade County Project Manager the city put together an evaluation team that scored each proposal. The evaluation team looked at the quality of the documents submitted and based on the scoring D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. was selected for the project. The entire package was also submitted to Miami-Dade County for evaluation and they also selected D. Stephenson Construction. He further said D. Stephenson was the best man for the job. Mr. Abia said the proposals were evaluated carefully and all factors were weighed. West Construction did not list engineers in their documents. Commissioner Santiago asked, if the item passes will the company start working immediately or will it come back before the City Commission? Attorney Geller said a notice to proceed has to be issued and the city must have an executed contract with the company. Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 6 Commissioner Santiago said he would like city residents to have first hiring preference to work with the contractor. Commissioner Holmes said he doesn't know if the bid process have been explained but you cannot give someone a job until it is passed by the City Commission. In addition, sometimes the company that submits the lowest bid proposal may not be the best company for the job. Commissioner Johnson said it was previously mentioned that the best man was chosen for the job and she is assuming staff meant to say the best firm was selected. Commissioner Johnson said with regards to employment, were speculations included in the RFP document prior to going out? Attorney Geller said the RFP is typically issued by the department, however he does review the documents and he does not recall exactly what was in the RFP. Manager Baker said the issue concerning hiring within the city limits was not addressed in this contract. The speculations for this project were issued by Miami-Dade County three months ago. He further said this project is on a very tight schedule and everything has to be approved by Miami-Dade County. Commissioner Johnson said the city cannot speculate that a company has to hire Opa- locka residents,but they can strongly encourage. She said it was brought to her attention that bids came in after the deadline, is that correct and how was the situation handled? Clerk Flores said one bid came in after the closing time and it was not accepted. Commissioner Johnson asked the City Attorney is that standard procedure, not to accept bids after the closing time? Attorney Geller replied, yes. Vice Mayor asked, did the city send Miami-Dade County something in writing regarding the city's ordinance regarding employment? Manager Baker replied, no. He said the bid specs had already been finalized for over one month. Commissioner Johnson said it will be a great opportunity for the City Manager and City Attorney to voice the city's concerns regarding local employment during the negotiation with the selected company. There being no further discussion, the motion passed by a 5-0 vote. Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 7 Vice Mayor Kelley Yes Commissioner Johnson Yes Commissioner Santiago Yes Commissioner Holmes Yes Mayor Taylor Yes (19-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF OPA- LOCKA, FLORIDA, TO DEFER NON-BUDGETED SPENDING; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION OF RECITALS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Sponsored by M.T. The above resolution was read by title by Attorney Geller. It was moved by Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Commissioner Holmes to pass the above resolution. Mayor Taylor said the resolution is asking the City Commission not to encourage any more spending for non-budgeted items. To the City Manager, Commissioner Johnson asked what has been put in place to give the City Commission a comfort level to not have a repeat of budget issues? Manager Baker said as new items come forward he will be very outspoken if they are not budgeted items. Commissioner Johnson said moving forth all non-budgeted items coming before the City Commission for approval must be emphasized in the agenda packets. Attorney Geller said they have began including verbiage on the item in addition to proving account numbers. Mayor Taylor requested that all non-budgeted items to be listed in red. She further said if non-budgeted items are brought to the City Commission for consideration it is important for them to know how the City Manager plans to get the money. Vice Mayor Kelley said item 19-1 is a non-budgeted item and that is the same thing item 19-3 refers to with respect to deferring non-budgeted spending. There being no further discussion, the motion passed by a 5-0 vote. Commissioner Johnson Yes Commissioner Santiago Yes Commissioner Holmes Yes Vice Mayor Kelley Yes Mayor Taylor Yes Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 8 (19-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF OPA- LOCKA, FLORIDA, TO FREEZE ALL HIRING EXCEPT FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT'S SWORN PERSONNEL THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2013, EXCEPT WITH APPROVAL OF THE CITY COMMISSION; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION OF RECITALS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Sponsored by D.J. Commissioner Johnson deferred item 19-5 until the April 10, 2013 Regular Commission Meeting. (19-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF OPA- LOCKA, FLORIDA, TO AUCTION SURPLUS VEHICLES FROM THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TO BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, WITH WRITTEN NOTIFICATION TO CITY EMPLOYEES SEVEN DAYS IN ADVANCE OF THE AUCTION; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION OF RECITALS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Sponsored by D.J. The above resolution was read by title by Attorney Geller. It was moved by Commissioner Holmes, seconded by Vice Mayor Kelley to pass the above resolution. Commissioner Holmes said any time the city has an auction the citizens and employees are welcome to place a bid. Vice Mayor Kelley said in many places there are normally a two tier process, but he is unclear of the process for the above resolution. Commissioner Johnson said the intent is to notify the employees of the auction prior to inviting the public. Mayor Taylor asked is she to understand the intent of the resolution is to give the city employees first right of refusal? Commissioner Johnson said that is correct. Attorney Geller said the resolution provides for one auction, not for first right refusal. The legislation states that city employees will receive notification seven days in advance and it prohibits bidding by any employee that has advance specific knowledge of a particular vehicle. Commissioner Johnson said one auction will be held, however the city employees will be notified seven days prior to the auction. Commissioner Holmes said if an auction notification is advertised and city employees miss the notification then they should not be allowed to place a bid. There being no further discussion, the motion passed by a 5-0 vote. Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 9 Commissioner Santiago Yes Commissioner Holmes Yes Vice Mayor Kelley Yes Commissioner Johnson Yes Mayor Taylor Yes 16. NEW ITEMS: (16-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF OPA- LOCKA, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXPLORE THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF AUTOMATIC DOOR OPENER FOR THE MAIN ENTRANCE AT OPA-LOCKA TOWN CENTER, LOCATED AT 780 FISHERMAN STREET; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION OF RECITALS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Sponsored by T.H. The above resolution was read by title by Attorney Geller. It was moved by Commissioner Holmes, seconded by Vice Mayor Kelley to pass the above resolution. Commissioner Holmes said he noticed several people trying to enter into the main door of the building and they are not able to open the door. Vice Mayor Kelley said he supports the need for the automatic door opener and there should be ADA funds available. Commissioner Johnson said as you exit the door there is a button on the wall to press and the door will automatically open. Commissioner Holmes said he pressed all the buttons on the wall and the door does not open. Commissioner Santiago asked how long have the city rented the Town Center building? Commissioner Johnson said since 2008. Commissioner Santiago said the city is not the owner of the building. He asked, has anyone from the city expressed this concern to the owner of the building? Vice Mayor Kelley shared the same concerns as Commissioner Santiago with regards to the city not owning the building. Mayor Taylor said the city is tenants and they have the right to ask the landlord to come into ADA compliance. Manager Baker said many of the ADA issues are tied to the type of door handle. He said it is simple to convert an existing door into an automatic door. Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 10 Commissioner Holmes deferred item 16-1 to allow the City Manager an opportunity to speak to the owner of the building. (16-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF OPA- LOCKA, FLORIDA, OPPOSING THE FREEZING OF GRANT FUNDS FOR OPA- LOCKA WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS, INCLUDING REHABILITATION OF LIFT STATION 11C, BY THE UNITED STATES EPA; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION OF RECITALS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Sponsored by M T The above resolution was read by title by Attorney Geller. It was moved by Commissioner Holmes, seconded by Vice Mayor Kelley to pass the resolution. Mayor Taylor said the federal government is trying to freeze all grant funds and that includes the city funds that were awarded for pump station 11C. There being no further discussion, the motion passed by a 5-0 vote. Vice Mayor Kelley Yes Commissioner Johnson Yes Commissioner Santiago Yes Commissioner Holmes Yes Mayor Taylor Yes 17. PLANNING& ZONING: A. HEARINGS: B. APPEALS: 18. ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS/PUBLIC HEARING: A. FIRST READING/PUBLIC HEARING: 1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF OPA- LOCKA, FLORIDA, TO CREATE NEW ARTICLE IV, SECTION 2-653 OF THE CITY OF OPA-LOCKA CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 2, ADMINISTRATION, ESTABLISHING A SCHEDULE OF FEES; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION OF RECITALS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT AND REPEALER; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Sponsored by C.M. It was moved by Commissioner Holmes, seconded by Vice Mayor Kelley to pass the above ordinance. Commissioner Johnson said during her meeting with the City Manager she noticed several items in the ordinance that does not apply at this time. Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 11 There being no further discussion, the motion passed by a 5-0 vote. Commissioner Johnson Yes Commissioner Santiago Yes Commissioner Holmes Yes Vice Mayor Kelley Yes Mayor Taylor Yes 2. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF OPA- LOCKA, FLORIDA, TO APPROVE THE REQUEST OF ZUMA, LLC TO REZONE THE PROPERTY IDENTIFIED BY FOLIO NUMBER 08-2128-007-0260 FROM I-2 TO I-2A; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION OF RECITALS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT AND REPEALER; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Sponsored by C.M. It was moved by Commissioner Holmes, seconded by Commissioner Johnson to pass the above ordinance. Commissioner Johnson said on December 6, 2011 legislation was passed regarding salvage units; however staff included a clause because of a project. She further said the environment is very important and suggested that staff start looking into the things that may cause environmental concerns. There being no further discussion, the motion passed by a 5-0 vote. Commissioner Santiago Yes Commissioner Holmes Yes Vice Mayor Kelley Yes Commissioner Johnson Yes Mayor Taylor Yes 3. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF OPA- LOCKA, FLORIDA, TO APPROVE THE REQUEST OF JAVIER PEDRE TO REZONE THE PROPERTY IDENTIFIED BY FOLIO NUMBER 08-2128-007-0040 FROM I-2 TO I-2A; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION OF RECITALS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT AND REPEALER; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Sponsored by C.M. It was moved by Commissioner Holmes, seconded by Commissioner Johnson to pass the above ordinance. Commissioner Johnson directed the City Manager to include a clause to look at how all businesses will dispose equipment, oil, etc. Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 12 Vice Mayor Kelley said he served on the Planning Council when these items came forth for approval and he asked that the Planning Council send the City Commission information because he knew these items would come before them. He asked has the City Commission received any suggested recommendations. Howard Brown, Community Development Director came forward and said staff did not forward any suggestions to the City Commission but since that time they received the 2011 community challenge grant and part of the grant they are looking to make sure the uses are environmentally safe and the fluids are properly maintained. Commissioner Johnson asked is it her understanding that the city does not have environmental monitoring for businesses. Mr. Brown said the city does not regulate environmental codes, the Department of Environmental Resource Management regulate those codes. Commissioner Johnson said it's up to the City Commission as legislators to make sure everything within has monitoring. Mr. Brown read Section 3 of the ordinance into the record, titled the rezoning request is approved subject to the following conditions. Commissioner Santiago said if a business complies with all the rules and regulations he does not see a problem with rezoning. Commissioner Holmes said portable potty's have been at Sherbondy Park for a long period of time and he would like to know how long does the city allow for the use of portable potty's? Manager Baker said from past experience if the facilities are not available then you are required to provide an invoice from a company that shows maintenance is taking place periodically. Vice Mayor Kelley asked, is the above ordinance for conditional use? Manager Baker said no, it is permanent. There being no further discussion, the motion passed by a 5-0 vote. Commissioner Holmes Yes Vice Mayor Kelley Yes Commissioner Johnson Yes Commissioner Santiago Yes Mayor Taylor Yes 4. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF OPA- LOCKA, FLORIDA, TO APPROVE THE REQUEST OF JDL UNLIMITED INVESTMENTS, INC. TO REZONE THE PROPERTY IDENTIFIED BY FOLIO Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 13 NUMBER 08-2128-008-0010 FROM I-2 TO I-2A; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION OF RECITALS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT AND REPEALER; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Sponsored by C.M. It was moved by Commissioner Holmes, seconded by Vice Mayor Kelley to pass the above ordinance. Vice Mayor Kelley said he would like to place on record the comments he previously made for item 18A3. Commissioner Johnson said she would have preferred staff to limit some of the conditions to allow more flexibility. There being no further discussion, the motion passed by a 5-0 vote. Vice Mayor Kelley Yes Commissioner Johnson Yes Commissioner Santiago Yes Commissioner Holmes Yes Mayor Taylor Yes 5. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF OPA- LOCKA, FLORIDA, TO APPROVE THE REQUEST OF VELEZA TRUCK ENTERPRISES, INC. TO REZONE THE PROPERTY IDENTIFIED BY FOLIO 08- 2128-007-0020 FROM I-2 TO I-2A; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION OF RECITALS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT AND REPEALER; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Sponsored by C.M. It was moved by Commissioner Holmes, seconded by Vice Mayor Kelley to pass the above ordinance. Vice Mayor Kelley said he would like to place on record the comments he previously made for item 18A3. Commissioner Johnson said she would like to place on record the comments she previously made for items 18A2, 18A3, and 18A4. There being no further discussion, the motion passed by a 5-0 vote. Commissioner Johnson Yes Commissioner Santiago Yes Commissioner Holmes Yes Vice Mayor Kelley Yes Mayor Taylor Yes 6. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF OPA- LOCKA, FLORIDA, TO IMPLEMENT AN ANTI-NEPOTISM POLICY; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION OF RECITALS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT AND Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 14 REPEALER; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Sponsored by D.J. It was moved by Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Vice Mayor Kelley to pass the above ordinance. To the sponsor, Mayor Taylor asked what is a remunerative position? Attorney Geller said remunerative is a paid position. Mayor Taylor asked what does affinity mean in the ordinance? Attorney Geller said it means relationship to a prohibited person. It applies to members of the City Commission, the appointed officials, and department directors. Mayor Taylor asked the sponsor if she was referring to the City Commission or everyone employed by the city. Commissioner Johnson said relatives can work in the city, but they should not be supervised by a relative. Attorney Geller said this legislation does not provide that language, this is stronger and it says if you are related to an elected or appointed official, department director and above they shall not be employed with the city. Commissioner Holmes said he is not in support of this legislation and he thinks it is a bad example for the city. He further said if the city has job openings and a person is qualified for the position they should be offered a position. Commissioner Johnson said no one should have an influence on a person being hired, but there is a person that must be adhered to. Vice Mayor Kelley asked the City Attorney for clarity on the impact of the ordinance. Attorney Geller said section 2A states that no person related to an elected or appointed city official, or department director shall be eligible to be hired by the city. Commissioner Johnson said her intention was for a person not to supervisor their family. Mayor Taylor directed the City Attorney to provide a copy other municipalities' nepotism policy. Commissioner Johnson deferred item 1 8A6. Commissioner Holmes said he is thinking about sponsoring a referendum for the citizens to vote on a Chief of Police, City Clerk, and City Manager. Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 15 B. SECOND READING ORDINANCE/PUBLIC HEARING: 1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF OPA- LOCKA, FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 09-16, SECTION 21-77 ENTITLED "SCHEDULE OF RATES GENERALLY" BY AMENDING PROVISION RELATED TO WATER AND SEWER RATE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION OF RECITALS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT AND REPEALER; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE (first reading held on February 27, 2013). Sponsored by M.T. The above ordinance was read by title by Attorney Geller. Mayor Taylor opened the floor for a public hearing. Patricia Ellis of 1146 Dunad Avenue, Opa-locka, Florida, appeared before the City Commission and asked for clarification on the above ordinance. Attorney Geller said the original ordinance included section 2 which applied to the current fiscal year and it rolled back rates from the effective date of its adoption for the remainder of this fiscal year through the previous fiscal year. All that's left is to roll back the rates for the remainder of this fiscal year. Ms. Ellis said she beg to differ because the language reads that the rates will be amended for 2013-2014. Attorney Geller said that was in the title originally and they did not feel the title of ordinance needed to be changed. Ms. Ellis said she is in favor of rolling back the rates, but the title of the ordinance is misleading. She further said it is her understanding that the rates will be rolled back, does that mean her water rate will decrease retroactively? Attorney Geller said no, it will be effective for the following business cycle. He further said the effect of passing the above legislation is to roll back rates. Manager Baker informed Ms. Ellis that her next bill will be less than her previous bill. There being no additional persons to speak on the public hearing, the public hearing was closed. It was moved by Commissioner Holmes, seconded by Commissioner Johnson to pass the above ordinance. Commissioner Johnson asked the City Manager if he has the figures from Miami-Dade County as to their water rate increase. Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 16 Manager Baker said Miami-Dade County is proposing up to a ten percent increase in both water and sewer; however the above legislation financial impact is roughly$100,000.00. Commissioner Johnson asked the City Manager what is his plan to identify$100,000.00? Manager Baker said one of the options is to reduce projects, defer projects in the magnitude of$100,000.00 to offset the cost. Commissioner Johnson said the non-budgeted items are adding a burden to the citizens. Vice Mayor Kelley said it was previously mentioned that the City Manager will aggressively go after money that is owed to the city to offset the cost. He further said a water rate study should have been done and it still needs to happen in order to get the real numbers. There being no further discussion, the motion passed by a 4-0 vote. Commissioner Holmes Yes Vice Mayor Kelley Yes Commissioner Santiago Out of room Commissioner Johnson Yes Mayor Taylor Yes C. RESOLUTIONS/PUBLIC HEARING: 19. ADMINISTRATION: CONSENT AGENDA: (19-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF OPA- LOCKA, FLORIDA, TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH MASTERMIND CONSTRUCTION, INC., IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $395,827.00, FOR NW 128TH STREET DRAINAGE AND ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT, THE COST IS NON-BUDGETED, PAYABLE FROM ACCOUNT NUMBERS 47-541806 (FDEP FUNDS) AND 47- 541630 (PTP FUNDS); PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION OF RECITALS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Sponsored by C.M. (19-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF OPA- LOCKA, FLORIDA, TO ELIMINATE THE CITY COMMISSION'S APPROVAL FOR THE CITY MANAGER TO APPLY FOR GRANTS, BUT NOT ELIMINATE THE CITY COMMISSION'S APPROVAL OF ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH GRANTS; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION OF RECITALS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Sponsored by T.H. The above resolutions were read by title by Attorney Geller. Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 17 It was moved by Commissioner Holmes, seconded by Vice Mayor Kelley to pass items 1 and 4 of the consent agenda. Vice Mayor Kelley expressed his concerns with regards to item 19-1, he said the item should have been pulled for discussion because it is a non-budgeted item. Manager Baker said the funds are available for this item, however when the city prepare budgets they bring forward items of the past and future in terms of grants. This project had a $160,000 grant and the funds could not be used until they got a break through with the Federal Government because the city expressed their desire to take the funds and use them for another project. They have an award letter from the Federal Government allowing use of the funds. The motion passed by a 5-0 vote. Vice Mayor Kelley Yes Commissioner Johnson Yes Commissioner Santiago Yes Commissioner Holmes Yes Mayor Taylor Yes Note: This portion of the minutes is transcribed in verbatim format. Commissioner Santiago: Madam Clerk, I don't think it is fair that they vote when I stood up for a emergency to the restroom for item BI. I would like to have my vote for that one. Attorney Geller: The Commissioner was out of the room but at his request since it will not change the outcome of the vote he may ask to be recorded as being in favor of it since he had stepped away for business for a moment. There is nothing improper about him asking providing it does not the outcome of the vote which it will not in this case. Mayor Taylor: Call his name please. Clerk Flores: Commissioner Santiago. Commissioner Santiago:I'm voting yes. Mayor Taylor: Thank you very much. Commissioner Johnson: When she states on the record he's out of the room how will it be recorded because I have never seen that happen before. Attorney Geller: It's not that infrequent when someone... If they are present at a meeting and called away you may ask for your vote to be recorded. At the time the vote was called there is nothing improper with what the Clerk did. Commissioner Johnson: No, I'm not asking you...how is that going to be recorded? Give me a short answer. Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 18 Attorney Geller: 5-0 in favor instead of 4-0. Commissioner Johnson:And also out of the room. Attorney Geller: The out of the room is changed; he was out of the room. The record reflects when it was first called he was out of the room, the record further reflects that he returned and understood the vote took place in his absence, the public hearing and discussion had concluded and there upon he asked to be recorded in favor and it was changed from absent which he was originally to being in favor. Commissioner Johnson: Thank you very much. Note: This concludes the verbatim portion of these minutes. A. CITY MANAGER'S REPORT: Manager Baker reported that he has been working with the transit system for the shuttle bus service and they are looking at re-routing of the circulators. The plan has been submitted to the company and he is awaiting a response. He further reported that he have received a transmittal regarding the two new vehicles. The plan is to have one vehicle by the next Commission meeting and the other vehicle should be following no later than April 15, 2013. He said the awnings are up at Sherbondy Village and the Cultural Arts building has been painted. Manager Baker said the AMR system is moving with great success, they are looking to have one cycle complete within two weeks. He further reported that they are moving forward with several citywide Capital Projects and construction should start within next few months. He continued by saying the Burlington Street project is significant because they have designed the project to be a model street. Manager Baker further reported that the engineers have been on sight at Historic City Hall looking at all the delicate historical structures. A workshop will be held to discuss the future of the building. He said a few weeks ago he had an opportunity to spend a day in Tallahassee and he provided the City Commission with a copy of a letter he received from Chairman Alberton. He further said much has taken place with the purchase of Town Center and a contract has been presented to the owner and he is waiting on a response. He has a detailed schedule of all the steps that has been taking in the process of purchasing the building and he will provide the City Commission with a copy. Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 19 Manager Baker said staff has been working on an implementation of a city car wash. He located one company in the city that has the necessary permits to do the work. He is proposing to do a month pilot program utilizing one of the existing business to enter into a lease and take over the space to wash only city vehicles and hire city residents under the jobs program. He said staff has been working with Miami-Dade County Library System and they are waiting on stats in terms of dates and times of activities to determine if they can change the hours of operations. Note: This portion of the minutes is transcribed in verbatim format. Manager Baker: Madam Mayor and Commissioners I been around here for a little over six months and it's been quite challenging to say the least. I was honored and pleased that you chosen to bring me on as your City Manager. I would tell you that there is nothing in this city that I've seen up to this point that I cannot fix, unfortunately I don't carry a magic wand nor most of these items cannot be addressed in the tenure that I've been here. I think we've accomplished quite a bit in my short tenure and I truly believe that the sky is the limit as to where I can with God's help take this organization but I am tonight officially giving you my intent to resign and I bring that forward because the concerns and the comments that have come from people that love me and care for me. After the last meeting as your professional, someone that is in charge of leading this organization, if I must be treated like that I can no longer serve this city. Now what I'm asking of each of you tonight if you want me here I'm certainly willing and committed to being here, if you don't want me here, I don't want to be here and I will happily grab my brief case and head west, but I am here to do the very best job that I can. I'm not new in this business, I took a city that was a bedroom city and put it on the map, not just nationally, but worldwide so I have no doubt of my capability but one thing for sure I'm far from being incompetent, I'm far from being someone that does not know how to manage, that does not know what he's doing. I am committed for the challenge but I will not, I will no longer be humiliated and damaged as a professional. I don't lie, I don't cheat, and I don't steal. You all did not give those values to me, but I have been accused of numerous of things since I've been here and in my professional career I been accused of a lot of things but none of those. It breaks my heart because you cannot pay a professional enough money to do the job that's required here. You can't pay it...and I recognize it is more than financial benefits that have to keep me here. My heart has to be in what I'm doing, I have to feel it...I have to feel it and I want to continue to feel it but if I am at odds with my bosses that's a recipe for disaster. We are not on two different sides, we are on the same team but if you go back and look at our minutes it look like me against the five of you and if that game has to continue I can't play it because it doesn't work, it doesn't work and so I can't invest twelve hours a day of my time here fighting, fighting, and fighting there's too much work to be done so Madam Mayor and Commissioners you all tell me if you want me here I'm here, I'm committed but if you don't want me here I will leave tonight, I will leave thirty days from now whatever your preference might be but there has to be a change, has to be a change. I don't want to fight with each of you. Yes, if you want to see me fight I can fight but I don't think you get anywhere with that. I've grown to appreciate each of you some of you I've spent a large amount of time with but the threats of resolutions and things of that nature, that doesn't scare me I only fear one person and unfortunately it's not none of you, it's the Lord that's Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 20 who I fear so I need to know because far as I'm concerned I just got started here, you ain't seen nothing yet. What God had put up here you have not seen nothing yet, I just got started and so I'm asking for your help. If you want me here I'm committed but if you're going to threatening me with resolutions and things....I've worked too hard, I can't work like that so I yield to each of you to tell me if you want me here I'm here, if you don't there are certainly other options. Thank you Madam. Commissioner Holmes: Mr. Baker how many times have you heard me say don't put the cart before the horse, now you want to sit there and put that out tonight like that and I thought I cleared it up at the last commission meeting or the one before that one when you made a comment and you finished I said now the man cannot made it any clearer than that, if you want to bring the resolution bring the resolution okay. You don't see a resolution on this agenda, don't put the cart before the horse continue to do the best job you can do for the welfare of this city and the people in this city. You know I was hoping you was going to congratulate the new chief instead of you coming out talking about you making your resignation, that's what I wanted to hear. You know Commissioner Holmes don't have a problem, if I feel like I'm tired of someone I make it known. Am I right Mr. Geller? Attorney Geller: Yes Sir. Commissioner Holmes: Alright...I have brought many resolutions up here but I also put the person on notice before I bring the resolution so I want you to tell me about the $148 Million Dollar Bond, that's what I want you to tell me. How are we looking with the infrastructure, are you doing anything with that? Manager Baker: Yes, sir and I apologize but I did comment on it earlier. The master plan is what we will use to generate the $40 Million Dollar Bond, the master plan is going to come as a result of putting sidewalks, equipment, gutter, new streets, trees, and things throughout our city. It's going to generate a number and we will use that as a foundation for our citywide bond issue. We will also have included in there a new Police facility and all of that will generate once it is done. The project is already out on the streets and companies will be submitting proposals for it. Commissioner Holmes: On behalf of Mr. Baker the City Manager, Commissioner Holmes wants to welcome the Chief of Police into the City of Opa-locka. Manager Baker: Congratulations. Commissioner Holmes: On behalf of Commissioner Holmes, I want to welcome the new Chief also in the great City of Opa-locka and I am ready to work with him on a daily basis however he need me for whatever he needs me my door is always open, not exactly the same way from when you left the first time, but it is open now it's been open since 1994 so you are welcome to come see me if you have a problem. Commissioner Holmes: Mr. Baker now I'm going to Pray on you tonight cause you threw a curve on me. Manager Baker: Thank you. Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 21 Commissioner Holmes: I don't like curves, but I'm going to Pray on you tonight. Commissioner Johnson: Mr. Baker I'm going to tell you like I said yesterday, you have my 125% support. I see the handwriting on the wall and let me tell you when you hear people say I have three votes, they don't have Dottie Johnson vote, so don't let that threaten you. I've seen that over my twelve years don't buy into that foolishness. Note: This concludes the verbatim portion of these minutes. Commissioner Johnson said when the bus shelter project started in 2008 the city logo was to be included on the bus shelters. She further commended Mr. Baker for the painting of the Cultural Arts Center. She said staff did an excellent job and she think it was a great cost saving for the city. She directed the City Manager to look into allowing staff to do projects and make overtime versus outsourcing projects. Commissioner Johnson informed the City Manager that some sections of Historic City Hall has mold and whoever enters that building must wear protected garments. With regards to the Town Center Senior Living Facility, Commissioner Johnson requested a track record of how many Opa-locka citizens have been hired to work on the development. Commissioner Johnson directed the City Attorney to review Miami-Dade County's legislation regarding green buildings and bring something back to the City Commission. Note: This portion of the minutes is transcribed in verbatim format. Commissioner Johnson: Mr. Baker I hope you will reconsider, but let me tell you I have been humiliated here and anything I say it's always someone or more have something to say but if you have to stand alone stand for what you believe. Stand your ground for what you believe. I appreciate you services and I will continue to meet with you and I let it always flow out of the window cause you know what at the end of the day more than likely I will not see anybody here at my house, maybe on the outside, but not on the inside. You have to give account to a higher source, you know in your skin what you feel comfortable with please don't leave with need leadership. Note: This concludes the verbatim portion of these minutes. Vice Mayor Kelley asked the City Manager if he has an update on the Job Initiative project for Fisherman Street? Manager Baker said to his knowledge South Florida Workforce has received an approval to release one gentleman. At some point the construction manager will be ready for laborers and they will train them in other areas to develop a greater skill set. Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 22 He further said he received a report from FDOT that states the Florida Department of Transportation has approved the city's request to include signage along I-95 plus supplemental guide signs which can be installed at both NW and SW directions on I-95 prior to exit 10B. The project is expected to be completed by July 2013. Note: This portion of the minutes is transcribed in verbatim format. Commissioner Santiago: Mr. Manager I don't like how you embarrassed us in front of the public. I don't think we deserve that, in public...No. Commissioner Holmes: To my colleague he was expressing his frustration that he may have had over the past month or two, which that is allowed with us. We are the Commission, we make the decisions up here and we cannot stop anyone if they want to leave. Don't misinterpret what the City Manager said tonight, but I am a little teed up with him myself and when I come in the office tomorrow I'm going to call him to my office and close the door and we going to mess up the carpet. Don't get upset just take it one step at a time and as I always say don't put the cart in front of the horse. Note: This concludes the verbatim portion of these minutes. Mayor Taylor thanked the City Manager for painting the Cultural Arts Center. She further congratulated Jeffrey Key as Chief of Police for the City of Opa-locka. Mayor Taylor further said she does not see culture diversity in the projects going on throughout the city. Note: This portion of the minutes is transcribed in verbatim format. Mayor Taylor: Mr. Manager prior to you I didn't like it then and I don't like it now that our Manager's are being threatened by firing if they don't do something. I said before that my daddy told me don't point a gun to a man unless you're going to kill him, if you're not going to kill him don't point the gun if you're going to point the gun go all the way with it. Let me say this to you...What percentage did you say Commissioner? Commissioner Johnson: 125. Commissioner Holmes:I thought it was 152. Commissioner Johnson: My IQ is 152. Mayor Taylor: Mr. Manager you have my 150/200 percent support as the official face of this city, you have it. We have so much that's on the agenda you have started so much. I have been working with more than one manager and all of these things that you have done in the short space of time. We went to Tallahassee together with my husbands permission and when we looked up we got the letter here that says we're on everybody's list as number one. We presented a packet; we had a beautiful State of the City, and those things we said everybody is looking at us. We are just now getting the respect that we need in the City of Opa-locka. You are the manager, you manage our city. If I have a Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 23 concern I'm short but I can stand in a chair and bop you over the head and let you know what I want but so far you have not let me down. I thank God for the guidance that you are coming through, everything you have a solution, anybody can bring the problem but you also have a solution and you bring it to this Commission. I want to say I want you to stay...I want you to stay. As the Mayor of this city I will support you 200% and let's go on with it. Note: This concludes the verbatim portion of these minutes. Mayor Taylor acknowledged Pastor Greg Williams, Pastor Ranzer Thomas, and Ulysses Harvard. She further said she wants the City Manager to stay and continue doing the work that he was sent to this city to do. B. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: Ezekiel Orji, Finance Director came forward and stated that all documents required for the report are part of the package provided to the Commission. 20. OFFICIAL BOARD REPORTS: 21. CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT: Attorney Geller reported that arbitration is scheduled on April 9, 2013 for former police officer Bosque. He further said mediation is scheduled on April 22, 2013 for former City Clerk Deborah Irby and he will be consulting with the City Commission to get some advice about what they would like the city to seek if they can get the matter resolved. Vice Mayor Kelley directed the City Attorney to bring back legislation extending the temporary ordinances for the Planning Council and Community Relations, Recreation and Activities Advisory Board. Commissioner Johnson said she did not feel comfortable with the legislation passed for item 18B1, it will be part of 2013-2014. She further directed the City Clerk to provide the minutes verbatim for the discussion regarding the vote taken on item 18B1. Attorney Geller said he did want to change the body of the ordinance between first and second reading but now that it's been adopted he will make the scriveners change with the City Clerk. Commissioner Johnson requested a follow up regarding the debt collection service. She further directed the City Attorney to research Miami Beach and Miami Gardens regarding the Educational Compact. Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 24 Mayor Taylor directed the City Attorney to prepare legislation to outsource the event planning services for the citywide signature event. 22. CITY CLERK'S REPORT: Clerk Flores said she worked with Commissioner Johnson and the City Attorney in preparing a draft board application for when the boards are re-established. She asked the City Commission to review the application and give her their recommendations. She further announced that Vice Mayor Kelley and the City Manager's office is hosting a Town Hall meeting on April 9, 2013 @ 6:00 p.m. to discuss the new city charter and the 2018 citywide strategic plan. 23. MAYOR/COMMISSION REPORT: Commissioner Santiago wished everyone a Happy Easter and Passover. Commissioner Holmes said when Mayor Taylor gave her State of the City Address she presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. He said he have been involved in the City of Opa-locka politics since 1982 and have been an elected official since 1994. He does not have to tell the City Manager that he is going to support him as long as he does what's best for the city. Commissioner Johnson said she did research on the previous legislation she sponsored regarding drug free workplace and discovered that legislation is active. She further requested legal opinion regarding the drug free legislation. Attorney Geller said he researched the ordinance making the city a drug free workplace and it was duly passed. He consulted with the City Clerk's Office to advise that there had been no appeal of it and it was not a sunset piece of legislation, therefore based on the research it is his opinion that the legislation was passed and it is in forced to declare the City of Opa-locka to be a drug free workplace. Commissioner Johnson reported that she is working with staff on the city's welcome kit. She participated in several Women's History speaking engagements and she was pleased to participate. Vice Mayor Kelley encouraged all citizens to come to the Town Hall meeting on April 9, 2013 @ 6:00 p.m. He reported that the Council of Clergy meetings will be held on the 2"d Thursday of each month @ 11:30 am. and they are in the process of preparing for National Day of Prayer. Vice Mayor Kelley further reported that the Adult Basketball League games are held on Wednesday and Friday @ 6:00 p.m. at Sherbondy Village. Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 25 He further said one of the great challenges in the city is lack of employment and he will continue to pursue job opportunities to employ Opa-locka residents. Vice Mayor Kelley voiced his concerns regarding several areas in the city being neglected in terms of clean up. He would like to work with Commissioner Santiago on a cleanup campaign. Commissioner Johnson directed her concerns to the sponsor of the Employment Initiative regarding training services. Vice Mayor Kelley said South Florida Workforce has a skill set component to train individuals. Mayor Taylor announced that she attended Tallahassee and made an impact on the legislators. She thanked all the women throughout the city for participating in the Women's Summit. She further wished everyone a Happy Easter and Passover. 24. OFFICIAL BOARD APPOINTMENTS: 25. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Commission, it was moved by Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Vice Mayor Kelley to adjourn the meeting at 10:23 p.m. / 1 YOR ATTEST: CITY CLERK Regular Commission Meeting Minutes—03/27/2013 26