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File Number: 050219
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File Number: 050219 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-297-05 Control: County Commission
File Name: RECOVERY OF WATER CONNECTION FEES & SEWER CHARGES Introduced: 1/26/2005
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 3/3/2005
Agenda Date: 3/1/2005 Agenda Item Number: 10A8
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING COUNTY MANAGER TO DEVELOP AN ACTION PLAN FOR RECOVERY OF WATER CONNECTION FEES AND SEWER CHARGES OWED THE WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT BY DEVELOPERS WHICH INCLUDES A TIMELINE FOR BRINGING SUCH FEES AND CHARGES CURRENT
Indexes: CHARGES
  WATER AND SEWER
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, Prime Sponsor
  Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler, Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Natacha Seijas, Co-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 3/3/2005 10A8 Adopted P
REPORT: In response to Commissioner Sosa’s comments regarding her request for a status report on the department’s finances, Water & Sewer Department Director William Brant advised the department’s Final Audit Report had already been released by Audit and Management Services. He noted that the department’s response to the audit report was under review by the County Manager, and the Final Audit Report as well as the department’s response would be released very soon. Commissioner Seijas noted Assistant County Manager Ruiz would make a presentation at the Infrastructure and Land Use Committee meeting of March 8, 2005, at 9:30 a.m., on the Final Audit Report for the Water & Sewer Department to include all events which occurred prior to the release of the Final Audit Report, roles, and responsibilities. Commissioner Moss suggested that the same presentation also be made before the Board of County Commissioners.

Board of County Commissioners 3/1/2005 10A8 Carried over 3/3/2005

Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 2/8/2005 3E Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Chairwoman Seijas and Commissioners Carey-Shuler, Diaz, Giminez, Jordan, and Rolle requested that they be listed as co-sponsors of the foregoing proposed resolution. Chairwoman Seijas requested the Water and Sewer Department Director provide an update in connection with the County Manager’s memorandum of January 26, 2005, on problems in the department. She asked that Mr. Brant prepare monthly status reports relating to the findings in the draft audit report on the New Business Unit of WASD, including a list of those employees who were found at fault and those companies whose checks were returned for insufficient funds, advising of those companies that had fulfilled their responsibilities to the County and that such reports be provided to the Committee members and all Commissioners, the County Manager, and the County Attorney. Mr. William M. Brant, Director, Water and Sewer Department, referred to the draft audit report and summarized the steps he had taken to address the failure of developers to pay for various permits, noting this function had been transferred to a senior assistant director with 28 years with the Department. Mr. Brant stated he was working closely with the County Manager’s Office and the Audit Department and would work closely with the Inspector General when he investigated this matter. He indicated there would be significant consequences for employees who were identified as not following procedures and collecting the appropriate fees for the County. Mr. Brant emphasized he would collect all monies the County was owed, and one lawsuit had already been filed against a developer. Commissioner Carey-Shuler asked that the WASD recover the funds owed to the County as a result of the checks that were returned for insufficient funds. In response to a question by Commissioner Rolle, Mr. Brant explained the procedures he implemented to ensure water connection fees and sewer charges were collected by the County. Commissioner Rolle asked the County Manager’s Office to institute an external annual audit process for proprietary departments in an effort to identify improper and/or fraudulent practices. He asked staff to follow the County’s procedure for the debarment of any firm that was found to have violated the County Code.

County Attorney 1/28/2005 Assigned Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 2/8/2005

County Attorney 1/26/2005 Assigned R. A. Cuevas, Jr.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING COUNTY MANAGER TO DEVELOP AN ACTION PLAN FOR RECOVERY OF WATER CONNECTION FEES AND SEWER CHARGES OWED THE WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT BY DEVELOPERS WHICH INCLUDES A TIMELINE FOR BRINGING SUCH FEES AND CHARGES CURRENT

BODY
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the County Manager is directed to develop an action plan for recovery of water connection fees and sewer charges owed to the Water and Sewer Department by developers which includes a timeline for bringing such fees and charges current.



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