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File Number: 111960
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File Number: 111960 File Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: 11-97 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: DISPOSITION OF COUNTY SURPLUS PROPERTY Introduced: 9/21/2011
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 12/6/2011
Agenda Date: 12/6/2011 Agenda Item Number: 7C
Notes: Title: ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF COUNTY SURPLUS PROPERTY; AMENDING SECTION 2-11.2.1 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION MAY DONATE SURPLUS PROPERTY TO FOREIGN GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: DISPOSITION
  ORDINANCE RELATING
  SURPLUS PROPERTY
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime 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 12/6/2011 7C Adopted P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. Commissioner Suarez asked for clarification regarding the intent of this ordinance and whether foreign governments that were not on good terms with the United States of America (USA) would be ineligible for this surplus property. Commissioner Diaz clarified that the property in question was fire gear which no longer fit the protocol for fire departments in the USA, and was being donated specifically to Haiti. Hearing no other comments or questions, the Board proceeded to vote on this ordinance as presented. Later in the meeting, following the Board’s consideration of Item 7D, Commissioner Monestime expressed appreciation to Commissioner Diaz for considering Haiti as the recipient of this surplus property.

Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee 11/8/2011 1E2 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Jess McCarty read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. Chairwomen Bell opened the public hearing on the foregoing proposed ordinance. She closed the public hearing after no one appeared wishing to speak. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote.

Board of County Commissioners 10/4/2011 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee 11/8/2011

Board of County Commissioners 10/4/2011 4B Adopted on first reading 11/8/2011 P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. There being no questions or comments, the Commission proceeded to vote. The foregoing ordinance was adopted on first reading and scheduled for a public hearing before the Internal management & Fiscal Responsibility Committee on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.

County Attorney 9/21/2011 Referred Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee 11/8/2011

County Attorney 9/21/2011 Assigned Gerald K. Sanchez 9/26/2011

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF COUNTY SURPLUS PROPERTY; AMENDING SECTION 2-11.2.1 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION MAY DONATE SURPLUS PROPERTY TO FOREIGN GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

BODY
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Section 2-11.2.1 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:1
CHAPTER 2. ADMINISTRATION

ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL

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Sec. 2-11.2.1. Disposition of County surplus property.

(a) Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following definitions shall be effective:

(1) Surplus property shall mean property classified as surplus pursuant to Section 274.05, Florida Statutes.

(2) Property means all tangible personal property owned by Miami-Dade County of a nonconsumable nature.

(3) Eligible community based organization means a not-for-profit agency, group, organization, society, association, corporation, partnership or individual that provides a community service designed to improve or enhance the well-being of the community of Miami-Dade County at large or to improve or enhance the well-being of certain individuals within this community that have special needs. An eligible community based organization shall be tax exempt under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 and otherwise be a qualified recipient of surplus property pursuant to Section 274.05, Florida Statutes.

(4) Retired county animal means an animal that has been withdrawn from County service, following a determination by a licensed veterinarian under contract with the County that the animal no longer meets the criteria for service to the department that employed the animal.

(b) Sale, donation or other disposition of surplus property. To the extent not inconsistent with state or federal law, surplus property may be sold, donated or otherwise disposed of only in the manner set forth in this section. Within the reasonable exercise of its discretion and having consideration for the best interests of the County, the value and condition of the surplus property, and the probability of such property being desired by the prospective bidder to whom offered, the County shall offer surplus property in the following order of preference: first, to the Parks and Recreation Department at no cost for use in the Department's preventative programs; and thereafter, to other County departments and agencies at no cost for use in Miami-Dade County. The County shall thereafter offer such surplus property by sale or donation to other governmental units located within Miami-Dade County for use in Miami-Dade County or shall have the discretion to offer the property to eligible community based organizations by sale or donation. Any surplus property not accepted by the Parks and Recreation Department or by other County departments or agencies and which is determined to be without commercial value shall be offered for sale or donation to eligible community based organizations. The types of surplus property which shall be offered to the Parks and Recreation Department hereunder at no cost are: step vans (one (1) ton and up), dump trucks, trash trucks, buses, water trucks, tractor trailers, low boy trailers, flat bed trucks, bulldozers, front-end loaders, backhoes, road rollers, trenchers, chippers, graders, large four-wheel drive vehicles, farm tractors, root pruners, cranes, garbage trucks, boom trucks, bucket trucks and large riding lawn mowers. Surplus property to be offered to eligible community based organizations by sale or donation pursuant to this section must be intended to be used by such organization in Miami-Dade County. The offer shall disclose the value, condition, and intended use of the surplus property.

In the event that the surplus property is not otherwise disposed of by operation of this section it shall be disposed of in the manner set forth in Section 274.06, Florida Statutes. The process for disposition of a retired county animal pursuant to Section 274.06, Florida Statutes, shall be as follows: upon receipt of a written certification from a licensed veterinarian under contract with the County that the animal no longer meets the criteria for service to the County, the County Manager or designee may make such humane disposition of the retired county animal as the Manager or designee deems appropriate, including without limitation allowing a current or former Miami-Dade County employee who handled the animal to adopt the animal, provided that anyone who adopts a retired county animal signs an affidavit releasing the County from any liability for the acts of the retired county animal; the Manager or designee shall prepare a retired animal custody affidavit memorializing the disposition of each retired county animal. Any and all proceeds derived from the sale of surplus property determined to be without commercial value shall be placed by the county in a restricted fund for the benefit of organizations which provide social and human service within the County and eligible community based organizations. Funds derived from this source shall not be used as an offset or to reduce funds made available to these organizations from other County sources.

(c) Exception for Emergency Purposes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Board of County Commissioners may waive the procedure set forth in subsection (b) above by 2/3 vote of the members present and upon a finding of an emergency situation, as declared by the President of the United States, the Governor of the State of Florida, the Mayor of Miami-Dade County or the Board of County Commissioners.

>>(d) Exception for foreign governmental entities. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Board of County Commissioners may waive the procedure set forth in subsection (b) above by a two-thirds (2/3)vote of members present and may donate surplus property to a foreign governmental entity upon a finding that the property is obsolete and cannot legally be used by another County department, a municipality in Miami-Dade County or an eligible community based organization.<<

Section 2. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or provision of this ordinance is held invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected by such invalidity.
Section 3. It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ordained that the provisions of this ordinance, including any sunset provision, shall become and be made a part of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The sections of this ordinance may be renumbered or relettered to accomplish such intention, and the word "ordinance" may be changed to "section," "article," or other appropriate word.

Section 4. This ordinance shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of enactment unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon an override by this Board.

1 Words stricken through and/or [[double bracketed]] shall be deleted. Words underscored and/or >>double arrowed<< constitute the amendment proposed. Remaining provisions are now in effect and remain unchanged.



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