Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 100865
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File Number: 100865 File Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: FUND OPERATION OF MIAMI-DADE FIRE RESCUE STATION 15 Introduced: 4/1/2010
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: Agenda Item Number: 11A
Notes: SEE AMENDED #101073 Title: RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING COUNTY POLICY TO FUND THE FULL TIME OPERATION OF MIAMI-DADE FIRE RESCUE STATION 15; DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO FUND SUCH OPERATION FOR BALANCE OF FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 FROM WITHIN APPROPRIATIONS TO MIAMI-DADE FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT BY MAKING NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS WITHIN SUCH APPROPRIATIONS TO EFFECTUATE THIS POLICY; AND DIRECTING COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO SUBMIT WRITTEN REPORT
Indexes: FIRE STATION
  FUNDS
Sponsors: Carlos A. Gimenez, Prime Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, 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

Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 4/15/2010 2F Amended
REPORT: See Agenda Item 2F Amended, Legislative File No. 101073 for the amended version.

County Attorney 4/1/2010 Referred Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 4/15/2010

County Attorney 4/1/2010 Assigned Daniel Frastai 4/5/2010

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING COUNTY POLICY TO FUND THE FULL TIME OPERATION OF MIAMI-DADE FIRE RESCUE STATION 15; DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYORíS DESIGNEE TO FUND SUCH OPERATION FOR BALANCE OF FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 FROM WITHIN APPROPRIATIONS TO MIAMI-DADE FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT BY MAKING NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS WITHIN SUCH APPROPRIATIONS TO EFFECTUATE THIS POLICY; AND DIRECTING COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYORíS DESIGNEE TO SUBMIT WRITTEN REPORT

BODY
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Station 15 located in Key Biscayne currently provides fire rescue services to certain areas in Key Biscayne outside of the municipal boundaries of the Village of Key Biscayne and the City of Miami; and
WHEREAS, Station 15 is currently in operation from Thursday to Monday during the hours of 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; and
WHEREAS, this Board has determined that it is in the best interests of Miami-Dade County to have Station 15 operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week with at least one fully staffed engine; and
WHEREAS, it currently costs $400,000 to $450,000 per year to fund the part time operation of Station 15; and
WHEREAS, it would cost approximately $2.5 million to fund a fully staffed engine on a 24/7 shift for 365 days a year; and
WHEREAS, this Board wishes to fund the operation of Station 15 twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven days a week with at least one fully staffed engine within funds appropriated in Fiscal Year 2009-10 to the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department (the ďDepartmentĒ); and
WHEREAS, eligible funding sources to fund such operating level include the elimination of the Departmentís Internal Affairs unit and closing the cafeteria and Wellness Center at the Departmentís headquarters; and
WHEREAS, the Departmentís Internal Affairs unit costs $1.29 million a year to fund and this yearís budget for the Wellness Center at the Departmentís headquarters is $818,000; and
WHEREAS, it is anticipated that the projected costs of operating the cafeteria at the Departmentís headquarters during the fiscal year 2009-10 will exceed revenues by $130,000; and
WHEREAS, elimination of the Departmentís Internal Affairs unit and the closing of the employee cafeteria and the Wellness Center at the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue headquarters would provide sufficient funds to operate Station 15 full time; and
WHEREAS, this Board desires to direct the County Mayor or the County Mayorís designee to fund the full time operation of Station 15 from within funds appropriated in the Fiscal Year 2009-10 budget to the Department by making adjustments to the Departmentís Fiscal Year 2009-10 budget in the following order of priority to the extent necessary to fund such operation: elimination of the Departmentís Internal Affairs unit; closing the employee cafeteria; and closing the Wellness Center,
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. It shall be the policy of this Board to fund operation of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Station 15 in Key Biscayne on a 24/7 shift 365 days a year with a fully staffed engine and directs the County Mayor or the Mayorís designee to carry out such policy. This Board directs the County Mayor or the Mayorís designee to make the following adjustments to the Departmentís Fiscal Year 2009-10 budget in the following order of priority to the extent necessary to fund such operation: elimination of the Departmentís Internal Affairs unit; closing the employee cafeteria; and closing the Wellness Center.
Section 3. The County Mayor or the County Mayorís designee shall submit a written report to the Board at the next regularly scheduled Board of County Commissioners meeting after the effective date of this Resolution to inform the Board of the actions taken.



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