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File Number: 082834
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File Number: 082834 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1368-08 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: PROJECT NO. 324 ‘’PUERTO RICAN COMMUNITY CENTER’’ Introduced: 9/30/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 12/2/2008
Agenda Date: 12/2/2008 Agenda Item Number: 11A3
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DESIGNATING SOUTH FLORIDA PUERTO RICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC., A FLORIDA NON-PROFIT CORPORATION, AS GRANT RECIPIENT OF BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROGRAM PROCEEDS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF PROJECT NO. 324 – ‘’PUERTO RICAN COMMUNITY CENTER,’’ UPON SATISFACTION OF CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN GRANT AGREEMENT AND BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIVE RULES; AND DIRECTING COUNTY MAYOR OR HIS DESIGNEE TO NEGOTIATE NECESSARY AGREEMENTS BY AND BETWEEN COUNTY AND SOUTH FLORIDA PUERTO RICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC., REGARDING CONVEYANCE OF COUNTY PROPERTY AND DEVELOPMENT, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF PROJECT NO. 324 – ‘’PUERTO RICAN COMMUNITY CENTER’’ AND TO PRESENT SUCH AGREEMENTS TO THE BOARD FOR ITS CONSIDERATION
Indexes: BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND
  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, 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 12/2/2008 11A3 Adopted P

Governmental Operations and Environment Committee 11/10/2008 3P Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairwoman Seijas suggested staff explore the feasibility of developing a community center for the Santo Domingo population as well. Hearing no further comments or questions, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as presented.

County Manager 11/6/2008 Scrivener's Errors 11/10/2008
REPORT: The agenda is being corrected to delete the heading "Deferral Requested."

County Attorney 10/1/2008 Referred Governmental Operations and Environment Committee 11/10/2008

County Attorney 9/30/2008 Assigned Geri Bonzon-Keenan

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DESIGNATING SOUTH FLORIDA PUERTO RICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC., A FLORIDA NON-PROFIT CORPORATION, AS GRANT RECIPIENT OF BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROGRAM PROCEEDS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF PROJECT NO. 324 – ‘’PUERTO RICAN COMMUNITY CENTER,’’ UPON SATISFACTION OF CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN GRANT AGREEMENT AND BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIVE RULES; AND DIRECTING COUNTY MAYOR OR HIS DESIGNEE TO NEGOTIATE NECESSARY AGREEMENTS BY AND BETWEEN COUNTY AND SOUTH FLORIDA PUERTO RICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC., REGARDING CONVEYANCE OF COUNTY PROPERTY AND DEVELOPMENT, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF PROJECT NO. 324 – ‘’PUERTO RICAN COMMUNITY CENTER’’ AND TO PRESENT SUCH AGREEMENTS TO THE BOARD FOR ITS CONSIDERATION

BODY
WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. R-917-04 (the ‘’Outreach Facilities Resolution’’), the voters approved the issuance of general obligation bonds in a principal amount not to exceed $255,070,000 to construct and improve public service outreach facilities to meet code and service requirements and to increase neighborhood and community access to services; and
WHEREAS, Appendix A to the Outreach Facilities Resolution lists projects eligible for funding from the Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond Program (the ‘’BBC Program’’) by project number, municipal project location, BCC district, project name, project description, street address and allocation; and
WHEREAS, one of the projects listed in Appendix A to the Outreach Facilities Resolution and approved by the voters for funding is Project No. 324 – ‘’Puerto Rican Community Center’’ with an original allocation of $2.5 million (‘’Project No. 324’’) and the following project description: ‘’Construct a community center for the Puerto Rican community’’; and
WHEREAS, the South Florida Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (the ‘’Puerto Rican Chamber’’) proposes to develop Project No. 324 as a multi-purpose facility to include rental gallery space, conference rooms, classrooms for neighborhood residents and students of two neighboring public schools, and office space for a community business enterprise program to assist with job creation within District 3; and
WHEREAS, the Board wishes to designate the Puerto Rican Chamber as the grant recipient of BBC Program bond proceeds for the development, design and construction of Project No. 324, upon satisfaction of conditions set forth in the grant agreement and BBC Program Administrative Rules; and
WHEREAS, the County owns four parcels of property in the area of N.W. 23rd Street and N.W. 2nd Avenue (Folio Numbers 01-3125-034-0830; 01-3125-044-0020; 01-3125-044-0010; and 01-3125-034-0890); and
WHEREAS, the Board wishes to direct the County Mayor or his designee to negotiate the necessary agreements by and between the County and the Puerto Rican Chamber regarding the conveyance of County property and the development of Project No. 324 and to present such agreements to the Board for its consideration,


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. The foregoing recitals are incorporated in this resolution and are approved.
Section 2. The Board hereby designates the Puerto Rican Chamber as the grant recipient of BBC Program bond proceeds for the development, design and construction of Project No. 324, upon satisfaction of conditions set forth in the grant agreement and BBC Program Administrative Rules.
Section 3. The County Mayor or his designee is hereby directed to negotiate the necessary agreements by and between the County and the Puerto Rican Chamber regarding the conveyance of County property and the development, design and construction of Project No. 324 and to present such agreements to the Board for its consideration within ninety (90) days from the effective date of this resolution; provided, however, if the County Mayor or his designee is unable to successfully negotiate the terms of such agreements within the requisite time period, a report detailing the status of the project shall be presented to this Board instead.



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