Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 040857
   

File Number: 040857 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-244-04 Control:
File Name: FIRST AMD GRANT AGMT W/CITY OF N. MIAMI-MUNISPORT Introduced: 3/26/2004
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 2/17/2004
Agenda Date: 2/17/2004 Agenda Item Number: 8S2A
Notes: THIS IS FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. (also see 040091) Title: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO AMEND THE FIRST AMENDED GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF NORTH MIAMI FOR FUNDING COSTS RELATED TO CLOSURE AND REMEDIATION OF THE MUNISPORT LANDFILL SITE [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 040091]
Indexes: GRANT AGREEMENT
  MUNISPORT
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

County Attorney 3/26/2004 Assigned Thomas H. Robertson 3/26/2004

Board of County Commissioners 2/17/2004 8S2A amd Adopted as amended P
REPORT: County Manager George Burgess stated that he needed to address closure of old landfill sites and payment for environmental quality clean-up before issuing the foregoing recommendation on this proposed resolution. He commented on the 1995 Interlocal Agreement and the $31.027 million in funding. Assistant County Manager Pete Hernandez stated that the County would work with the City of Homestead to address his request that this proposed resolution be treated with the same level of concern as the Munisport landfill. At Commissioner Moss’s request, Mr. Kurt Ivey, City Manager, City of Homestead, 790 N. Homestead Boulevard, provided a brief report on the issues of concern. County Manager George Burgess noted that the County Manager’s Office would work with the Department of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) to ensure safe use of the Munisport landfill site. Mr. John Renfrow, DERM Director, discussed timelines and stated that established clean-up techniques were fine, money was available for other landfills, and if the pilot project failed, workers at the site would employ the original techniques. He confirmed that the City of Homestead would not spend money unless pilot project techniques proved successful. Responding to Commissioner Moss’s concern regarding the need to ensure that the pilot project technology would work before spending $31 million on this project, County Manager Burgess noted that the cost of the pilot project was a small portion of the total cost of the project. He said that it would be determined whether the pilot project worked before continuing the pilot project approach or returning to a conventional approach to the project. Commissioner Moss asked staff to indicate what the language of this proposed resolution contained as the dollar figure cap on this pilot project. Mr. Renfrow stated that he did not object to a $1.5 million cap. County Manager Burgess said this dollar figure would be made clear. Commissioner Heyman voiced her support of this resolution. Commissioner Morales requested that a timeframe be established for the approval of Interlocal agreements between Miami-Dade County and the Cities of Miami and Homestead. Commissioner Sosa suggested that a supplemental report be prepared to include timeframes for the approval of these agreements. Commissioner Morales requested that funding for the construction of the closure/remediation for the Virginia Key Landfill commence in 2007 rather than 2010, as proposed in this report, and was supported by Mr. Bob Oldakowski, Mayor of the Village of Key Biscayne, 88 West McIntyre Street. Ms. Carol Diaz-Castro, Councilmember, Village of Key Biscayne, 240 Hampton Road, appeared before the Board in support of this resolution. County Manager George Burgess stated that amending this resolution would consolidate various related agreements and answered questions regarding costs, while DERM Director John Renfrow responded about ammonium contamination. Assistant County Manager Pete Hernandez read an amendment into the record as follows: Modifications proposed by the County Manager regarding the Second Amended Grant Agreement with the City of North Miami: •In lieu of a 12-year payment schedule of $3.6 million per year, the City would receive $31.027 million by December 31, 2004 from proceeds of a revenue bond pledging a Utility Service Fee or other solid waste revenues that would be placed in a joint escrow account for landfill closure and remediation. All disbursements would be based on receipts for actual costs. The total grant amount would not exceed $31.027 million and, depending on actual costs, the amount could be less. All grant activity was subject to audit. •The long-term care and maintenance payments of $300,000 per year for years 2015 through 2035 was eliminated. •The interlocal agreement between the County and the City regarding Solid Waste disposal was extended to December 31, 2033. •The representatives of the City indicated they would present these proposals with a favorable recommendation to the North Miami City Council on February 24, 2005. •It was recommended that the Board approve the Second Amended Grant Agreement with the amendments as described above, and authorize the County Manager to execute the amended agreement following proper execution by the City and following the County Attorney’s Office’s review and approval of the language. •Following the Board’s approval of this recommendation, the comprehensive landfill closure plan would be formalized and brought before the Governmental Operations and Environment Committee for discussion and review. Commissioner Heyman asked County Manager George Burgess to include the Recommended Modifications on handwritten page 4 of 8S2A Supplement in the contract with the City of North Miami and include the rest of 8S2A Supplement in a resolution for review by the Governmental Operations and Environmental Committee. There being no other discussion, the Board proceeded to vote on this resolution as amended.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO AMEND THE FIRST AMENDED GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF NORTH MIAMI FOR FUNDING COSTS RELATED TO CLOSURE AND REMEDIATION OF THE MUNISPORT LANDFILL SITE

BODY
WHEREAS, this Board approved original grant agreement with the City of North Miami on April 2, 1996 and subsequently amended that agreement on July 27, 1999, to protect ground water in Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, this Board seeks to increase the amount of the grant to help cover the cost of the closure and remediation of the former landfill known as Munisport; and
WHEREAS, this Board seeks to have a comprehensive plan for the closure and remediation of the known landfills through out the County; and
WHEREAS, this Board seeks to assist the City of North Miami in the remediation and closure of this landfill,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board approves the conceptual plan to fund the county needs for closure and remediation of landfill sites through out the county as set out in the Manager's Memoranda and directs the County Manager to prepare a comprehensive plan for approval by this Board in accordance therewith. This Board further finds that it is in the best interest of Miami-Dade County to authorize the County Manager to amend the First Amended Grant Agreement with the City of North Miami for funding costs associated with the closure and remediation of the Munisport Landfill site, in accordance with the plan and authorizes the County Manager to execute the amended grant agreement for and on behalf of Miami-Dade County, following proper execution by the City of North Miami and review by the County Attorney's office.



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