Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 031372
   

File Number: 031372 File Type: Report Status: Before the Board
Version: 0 Reference: Control: County Commission
File Name: CRITERIA FOR FEE WAIVERS Introduced: 5/5/2003
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 5/6/2003 Agenda Item Number: 10B1SUBSTITUTE
Notes: Title: FEE WAIVER/IN-KIND SERVICES GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY POLICE, FIRE & RESCUE AND CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION DEPARTMENTS' FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES
Indexes: FEE WAIVER
  IN-KIND SERVICES
Sponsors: Sally A. Heyman, Prime Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 5/6/2003 10B1 SUBSTITUTE Deferred 5/20/2003
REPORT: During consideration of changes to today's agenda, the Board deferred the foregoing report to May 20, 2003. Commissioner Heyman noted the foregoing report was being deferred in order to establish a comprehensive guideline for fee waivers and in-kind services.

Legislative Text


Fee Waiver/In-Kind Services Guidelines


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The following guidelines are suggested for determining how fee waivers or in-kind service requests can be evaluated for the use of Miami-Dade County Police, Fire & Rescue and Corrections and Rehabilitation Departments' facilities, equipment and services.

Activity/Organization Request

What is the nature of event or activity_________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Date:
Time:
City

Guidelines:

I. The organization, agency or department should show that the event and/or activity supports one or more of the following:
Y N
1. ( ( Economic Development: Does the program or activity support the vitality of the local economy by attracting new business to the community? If yes, please explain.
2. ( ( Youth and Education: Does the program or event benefit youth of any age, social or economic circumstance? If yes, please explain.
3. ( ( Health and Social Services: Does the program or event support health-related causes and/or social programs or institutions that improve quality of life within the community? If yes, please explain.
4. ( ( Arts and Culture: Does the program or event support music, theatre, literature, art or culture and history? If yes, please explain.
5. ( ( Environmental: Does this program or activity support environmental concerns or conservation interests? If yes, please explain.

II. The following organization or agency information is to be provided by the requesting group representative:

1. Agency/Organization Funding Source/Status:
For Profit __________________________
Not-For-Profit or Tax Exempt ___________________________
Government Revenue or Grant __________________________
Voluntary Donations ___________________________________
Other (specify) __________________________________________


2. Agency/Organization Structure:
What is the nature of the event ______________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
Percentage of Organization volunteers ________________
Number of staff/Board Officers ____ salary ______ volunteers ____
What is organization's mission ______________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________



III. What level of services are being asked for in the fee waiver or in-kind request?

Requesting a Full Fee Waiver for facility, services, equipment, manpower (circle
choice)
Requesting to pay the direct cost only
Requesting use of equipment and/or manpower (circle choice)
If event or activity is a fundraiser, what percentage is returned to community/charity as in-kind product, services or funds? ____________________
Is the event taking place on County property or facility, municipality or on private/commercial property?

General Considerations:

1. The requesting organization is a non-for-profit 501c(3) in the State of Florida, or other government body or agency
2. Fee waiver, in-kind or fee reduction requests must be consistent with the policy of Miami-Dade County, be used for public purposes and benefit County residents; including safety.
3. Fee waiver or fee reduction requests involving security or permits should be considered carefully before approval.
4. Fee Waiver, fee reduction or requests for in-kind service should be submitted to the applicable department(s), or if sponsored by a County Commissioner through the Public Safety Committee with applicable information attached as part of the resolution.
5. Event organizers must personally meet with MDPD and MDFR representatives to discuss provision of police and/or fire services.
6. Police and Fire in-kind services will be provided to municipalities after the entity has exhausted all reasonable internal resources. This will include cancellation of off-duty employment and scheduled annual and training leave to ensure the highest number of available officers to provide basic services.
7. In the case of municipalities, the requesting entity will seek assistance from other appropriate cities pursuant to existing mutual aid agreements.
8. The requesting entity will provide a detailed written request at least 90 business days prior to the event. The request must provide a detailed explanation of requested services. MDPD and MDFR will have sole discretion in determining the appropriate level of support required. The request must typed and include:
* Insurance policies and permits (attached)
* Description of any private security and/or medical services
* Description of special measures taken to maximize allocation of internal resources
* Description of prior event incidents related to arrest, vandalism etc.
* Daily/hourly event schedule and event calendar
* Expected number of participants and estimated attendance
* Physical address of event, traffic flow and security concerns & maps


ALL PAPERWORK SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO:
CHAIR, BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
111 NW 1ST STREET
2ND FLOOR
MIAMI, FL 33128

FOR APPROPRIATE REFERRAL.



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