Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 111050
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File Number: 111050 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-572-11 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: FEASIBILITY OF RELOCATING THE WOODEN ROLLER-COASTER Introduced: 5/6/2011
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 7/7/2011
Agenda Date: 7/7/2011 Agenda Item Number: 11A14
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF RELOCATING THE WOODEN ROLLER-COASTER IN BROWARD COUNTY CALLED THE “HURRICANE” TO ZOO MIAMI AND TO REPORT TO THIS BOARD ON SUCH INVESTIGATION
Indexes: METROZOO
Sponsors: Dennis C. Moss, Prime Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, 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 7/7/2011 11A14 Adopted P

Recreation & Cultural Affairs Committee 6/13/2011 2B Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Monica Rizo read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioner Sosa asked that the feasibility study include the fiscal impact study and the potential liabilities associated with operating the proposed roller-coaster at Zoo Miami. It was moved by Commissioner Sosa that the foregoing resolution be adopted. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Heyman. Commissioner Heyman asked that she be added as a co-sponsor. Assistant County Attorney Monica Rizo asked that this resolution be amended to as part of feasibility study to include the fiscal impact and liability of the operator. Commissioner Sosa inquired whether proposed amendments to Committee items could be forward to the County Commission, with a suggestion/recommendation that the item be amended as proposed by the Committee; and that the amendment be offered by the sponsoring commissioner(s) later. Michael Spring, Director, Cultural Affairs, noted staff could certainly take this as a definition of feasibility as opposed to amending this item. Essentially, they would include these as factors to consider in examining feasibility. Hearing no further questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution.

County Attorney 5/6/2011 Referred Recreation & Cultural Affairs Committee 6/13/2011

County Attorney 5/6/2011 Assigned Monica Rizo

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF RELOCATING THE WOODEN ROLLER-COASTER IN BROWARD COUNTY CALLED THE “HURRICANE” TO ZOO MIAMI AND TO REPORT TO THIS BOARD ON SUCH INVESTIGATION

BODY

WHEREAS, in November of 2000, a wooden roller-coaster measuring 100 feet tall and 3,200 feet long opened in Broward County (in Dania Beach, Florida) and it was called the “Hurricane”; and
WHEREAS, the Hurricane roller-coaster was once ranked by Amusement Today magazine as one of the top 20 wooden coaster in the United States; and
WHEREAS, the Hurricane roller-coaster is one of only 182 wooden roller-coasters that remain worldwide; and
WHEREAS, the company that operates the Hurricane roller-coaster has decided to stop operating the roller-coaster; and
WHEREAS, relocating the Hurricane roller-coaster to Zoo Miami and operating it at Zoo Miami may be an attraction desired by visitors to Zoo Miami, may attract new visitors to Zoo Miami, may generate additional revenues for the Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department and may save the roller-coaster from falling into disuse and disrepair,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board directs the County Mayor or Mayor’s designee to investigate the feasibility of relocating the wooden roller-coaster in Broward County called the “Hurricane” to Zoo Miami and to report to this Board on the results of such investigation within thirty (30) days of the effective date of this resolution.



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