Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 100070
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File Number: 100070 File Type: Resolution Status: Amended
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: CONSTRUCTION OF MIAMI ART MUSEUM Introduced: 1/13/2010
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 1/21/2010 Agenda Item Number: 11A26
Notes: SEE #100617 FOR FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO REPORT TO BOARD ON STATUS OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF MIAMI ART MUSEUM AND MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, ON STATUS OF BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROGRAM FUNDS FOR MUSEUM PROJECTS, AND ON ABILITY OF MIAMI ART MUSEUM OF DADE COUNTY ASSOCIATION, INC. AND MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, INC. TO FUND BALANCE OF CONSTRUCTION COSTS OF MUSEUMS AND FUTURE OPERATING COSTS OF MUSEUMS; DIRECTING COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO ABSTAIN FROM EXECUTING FURTHER GRANT AGREEMENTS UNTIL REPORT HAS BEEN PRESENTED TO BOARD [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 093331] [SEE LEG# 100617 FOR FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED]
Indexes: MUSEUM
Sponsors: Carlos A. Gimenez, Prime Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-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 1/21/2010 11A26 Amended
REPORT: See agenda item no. 11A26 Amended (Legislative File No. 100617).

County Attorney 1/13/2010 Assigned Monica Rizo 11/30/2009

Recreation, Culture & Tourism Committee 1/11/2010 2A AMENDED Forwarded to the BCC by the BCC Chairperson with favorable recommendation with committee amendments P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Ferrer read the foregoing resolution into the record. Commissioner Jordan requested this proposed resolution be amended to add “including plans and use of CSBE’s and SBE’s” on handwritten page 5, third paragraph, following “the Board hereby directs the County Mayor or Mayor’s designee to report to the Board at its next regularly scheduled meeting.” Commissioner Jordan said that the Board had given up its authority to make all decisions in terms of construction and it was her effort to ensure that County programs were included in the process. Commissioners Heyman and Jordan asked that they be added as co-sponsors. Commissioner Gimenez explained that the intent of this proposed resolution was to make a due diligence effort and that a progress report was needed to have a better understanding of how strong pledges were within the arts community. Commissioner Gimenez asked Chairman Souto if this proposed resolution could be waived to the January 21, 2010, BCC meeting and the report would return in February. He pointed out that the Museum staff was afraid that a delay of this resolution would result in a loss of pledges. Commissioner Heyman said that she had received correspondence in December 2009 from the President of the Children’s Museum indicating that County Manager Burgess had written him a letter indicating that no funds were available for the Children’s Museum. Commissioner Heyman asked Assistant County Manager Munoz to submit a report at the February 8, 2010 RCTC Committee meeting on the status of efforts to identify funding for Miami Children’s Museum pursuant to a motion approved during the budget process. Commissioner Sosa expressed concern regarding the board approving funding towards the Children’s Museum and subsequently saying no funding was available. Hearing no further questions or comments the committee proceeded to vote on this proposed resolution as amended by Commissioner Jordan.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO REPORT TO BOARD ON STATUS OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF MIAMI ART MUSEUM AND MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, ON STATUS OF BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROGRAM FUNDS FOR MUSEUM PROJECTS, AND ON ABILITY OF MIAMI ART MUSEUM OF DADE COUNTY ASSOCIATION, INC. AND MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, INC. TO FUND BALANCE OF CONSTRUCTION COSTS OF MUSEUMS AND FUTURE OPERATING COSTS OF MUSEUMS; DIRECTING COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO ABSTAIN FROM EXECUTING FURTHER GRANT AGREEMENTS UNTIL REPORT HAS BEEN PRESENTED TO BOARD

BODY

WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 919-04 (the “Cultural and Library Facilities Resolution”), the voters approved the issuance of general obligation bonds in a principal amount not to exceed $552,692,000 to construct and improve libraries, cultural facilities and Head Start learning centers; and
WHEREAS, Appendix A to the Cultural and Library Facilities Resolution lists projects eligible for funding from the Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond (“BBC GOB”) Program by project number, municipal project location, BCC district, project name, project description, street address, and project funding allocation; and
WHEREAS, one of the projects listed in Appendix A to the Cultural and Library Facilities Resolution and approved by the voters for funding is Project No. 296 – “New Miami Art Museum (MAM) Facility” with an original allocation equal to $100 million and Project No. 297- “New Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium Facility/Historical Museum of Southern Florida” with an original allocation equal to $175 million; and
WHEREAS, on April 22, 2008, through Resolution R-435-08, this Board approved the first set of BBC GOB Program grant agreements with the Miami Art Museum of Dade County, Inc. (“MAM”) in the amount of $235,000 and the Museum of Science, Inc. (“MSM”) in the amount of $3.3 million to fund the initial design and site engineering expenses associated with the development and construction of the two museums; and
WHEREAS, Resolution R-435-08 provided that the current overall project budget for the Museum of Art is $220 million ($131 million for the building, $70 million for an operating endowment and $19 million for transitional expenses) and that the $100 million allocated to Project No. 296 – “New Miami Art Museum (MAM) Facility” would be primarily used for a portion of the cost of the construction of the building; and
WHEREAS, Resolution R-435-08 also provided that the current overall project budget for the Museum of Science is $288 million ($260 million for the building and $28 million for transitional expenses) and that the $175 million allocated to Project No. 297- “New Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium Facility/Historical Museum of Southern Florida” would be used for a portion of the design and construction of the building; and
WHEREAS, private contributions were to fund most of the remaining costs of the project budgets for the two museums; and
WHEREAS, currently, the County contributes a portion of the annual operating budgets of the Museum of Art and the Museum of Science; and
WHEREAS, Resolution R-435-08 stated that the annual operating budget is estimated at $12.9 million for the new Museum of Art and at $16 million for the new Museum of Science, and that those budgets would be comprised of private operating endowment support, administrative revenues, and grant funds; and
WHEREAS, seeing as how both MAM and MSM are expected to raise significant sums of private contributions in order to cover the balance of the project budgets for both Museums and to cover the operational expenses of both Museums, this Board wishes to receive information from the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee as to the current status of those fund raising efforts by the Museums and as to the due diligence performed by the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee in confirming the ability of MAM and MSM to fund the balance of the project budgets for both Museums; and
WHEREAS, this Board also wishes to receive information from the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee as to the amount of BBC GOB funding that has already been given to MAM and MSM, the amount of BBC GOB funds that are currently under contract with MAM and MSM, and the projected timeframe for contracting for the remaining BBC GOB funds,
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA that the Board hereby directs the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee to report to the Board at its next regularly scheduled meeting on:
Section 1. The status and progress of the design and construction of the Miami Art Museum and the Museum of Science>>, including the current use and the planned use of Community Business Enterprise Program companies (“CBEs”) and Community Small Business Enterprise Program companies (“CSBEs”)<< .
Section 2. The total amount of BBC GOB Program funds disbursed to each the MAM and the MSM to date, the amount of BBC GOB funds currently under contract with each MAM and MSM, and the projected timeframe for contracting for the remaining BBC GOB funds allocated to Project No. 296 – “New Miami Art Museum (MAM) Facility” and Project No. 297- “New Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium Facility/Historical Museum of Southern Florida.”
Section 3. The due diligence performed by the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee to verify the ability of MAM and MSM to fund the balance of the construction costs as well as the future operating costs of the of the Museum of Art and the Museum of Science, respectively. The report shall include verification made by the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee regarding the pledges of financial support to the Museums, and the ratio of cash on hand versus pledges to fund each of the Museums’ completion costs.
This Board further directs the County Mayor and County Mayor’s designee to abstain from executing any additional grant agreements with MAM and MSM until the report is presented to the Board.



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