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File Number: 112400
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File Number: 112400 File Type: Resolution Status: Amended
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: HAULOVER PARKING TRUST FUND Introduced: 11/14/2011
Requester: Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 1/24/2012 Agenda Item Number: 8H1
Notes: SEE 120278 FOR FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. TLL- 11/14/2011 Title: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ESTABLISHMENT OF THE HAULOVER PARK SURCHARGE PARKING TRUST FUND TO ACCEPT FUNDS COLLECTED FROM A $0.93 PARKING SURCHARGE AS APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR THE BENEFIT OF MAKING IMPROVEMENTS TO SERVICES AND FACILITIES ON HAULOVER PARK BEACH
Indexes: NONE
Sponsors: Sally A. Heyman, 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 1/26/2012 8H1 Amended
REPORT: See Agenda Item 8H1 AMENDED, Legislative File No. 120278, for the amended version.

Board of County Commissioners 1/24/2012 8H1 Carried over 1/26/2012

Recreation & Cultural Affairs Committee 12/12/2011 3A Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Monica Rizo read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioner Heyman explained that the intent of this proposed resolution was to impose an impact fee that would be used to address the special needs at Haulover Park. She noted she had spoken with the local municipalities and they supported this proposal. Commissioner Sosa clarified that this impact fee was implemented in September 2009, and that this proposed resolution would allocate part of the impact fee to a trust fund that would be used for improvements to the park. She expressed concern regarding the provision that the Parks Recreation and Open Spaces Department (PROS) Director would approve all expenditures from the trust fund. She noted this proposed resolution would allow a department director to make decisions regarding funding and expenditures as opposed to the County Commission. In response to Commissioner Sosa’s question whether she correctly understood this proposal, Assistant County Attorney Rizo advised that this proposed resolution read the way Commissioner Sosa had explained it. She further advised that this proposal would have to be consistent with County ordinances and the delegated authority given to the County Administration. Commissioner Sosa suggested this proposed resolution be amended to require all expenditures be approved or ratified by the County Commission. She pointed out that the public would not know how the trust funds were being used if the expenditures did not come before the Commission. Commissioner Heyman pointed out that this proposed resolution already had qualifying language that specified the funds would be used for ADA compliance, additional security for the beach, and enhanced custodial services for all beach restrooms. She explained that the proposed process would depoliticize the use of the funds. Commissioner Sosa noted she would support this proposal now, however, she was hesitant to approve it when it came before the County Commission. Mr. Jack Kardys, Director, PROS, noted the County was currently using the impact fee for parking, security, and custodial expenses. Commissioner Sosa clarified she was concerned that this proposed resolution would delegate the authority to a department director to decide how to expend funds. She pointed out that directors change and delegating this authority could not be done based on the current director. Commissioner Heyman asked the PROS Director to meet with Commissioner Sosa to address her concerns regarding this proposed resolution. Chairman Souto pointed out that this proposal was similar to the Parks Foundation. He questioned whether expenditures by the Parks Foundation came before the County Commission. Mr. Kardys explained that the Parks Foundation had a separate board of directors and it was a 501(c)3 non-profit. He pointed out that the foundation’s board of directors would restrict funding to be used for a particular event or improvement. Commissioner Moss questioned whether the monies in the trust fund would be used for services that were currently provided. Mr. Kardys noted that the trust fund would help with accounting. He explained that PROS had been using the impact fee on enhanced projects within the park. He clarified that the trust fund would allow for any surplus revenues to accumulate unused funds to pay for larger improvements, as opposed to losing any unused funds at the end of each fiscal year. Senior Advisor to the Mayor Lisa Martinez noted the County Administration could review this proposal and provide additional accountability to ensure the funds would be used in accordance with expenditures approved by the County Commission. Mr. Kardys noted the PROS could prepare an annual report on the use of the fund for the County Commission. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote.

County Attorney 11/30/2011 Assigned Monica Rizo

County Mayor 11/14/2011 Assigned County Attorney 1/24/2012
REPORT: PROS (PENDING CMTE ASSIGNMENT) (BCC SPONSOR: CMRS HEYMAN)

County Mayor 11/14/2011 Assigned Lisa Martinez 11/14/2011 11/14/2011

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ESTABLISHMENT OF THE HAULOVER PARK SURCHARGE PARKING TRUST FUND TO ACCEPT FUNDS COLLECTED FROM A $0.93 PARKING SURCHARGE AS APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR THE BENEFIT OF MAKING IMPROVEMENTS TO SERVICES AND FACILITIES ON HAULOVER PARK BEACH

BODY
WHEREAS, this Board desires to accomplish the purpose outlined in the accompanying memorandum, a copy of which is incorporated herein by reference,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board hereby approves the establishment of the Haulover Park Surcharge Parking Trust to accept funds collected from a $0.93 surcharge as approved by this Board for the benefit of making improvements to services and facilities on Haulover Park beach.

HEADER
Date:

To: Honorable Chairman Joe A. Martinez
and Members, Board of County Commissioners

From: Carlos A. Gimenez
Mayor

Subject: Establishment of the Haulover Park Surcharge Parking Trust Fund

STAFF RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended that the Board of County Commissioners (Board) authorize the establishment of the Haulover Park Surcharge Parking Trust Fund to accept the funds that are currently being collected from the $0.93 parking surcharge for the Haulover Park north parking lot.

Scope
Haulover Park is one of the heritage parks in the Miami-Dade Parks Recreation and Open Spaces (PROS) Departmentís system and is located at 10800 Collins Avenue, in Commission District 4, and is open to all residents and visitors of Miami-Dade County.
Fiscal Impact/Funding Source
The surcharge funds are used for enhanced improvements and services at Haulover Park such as the purchase of Mobi-Mat for use at special events to meet ADA compliance, additional security for the beach, and enhanced custodial services for all beach restrooms.

Track Record/Monitor
All expenditures from the $0.93 surcharge collected for the Haulover Park Surcharge Parking Trust Fund will be approved by the PROS Director.

MANAGER'S BACKGROUND
Background
On September 17, 2009, under Ordinance 09-87, this Board initially approved the establishment of a $0.93 surcharge (plus tax), for parking in the north lot at Haulover Park. Pursuant to Ordinance 10-64 and Implementing Order (I.O.) 4-119, this Board approved this surcharge for fiscal year 2010-11. There were no PROS fee increases or changes for fiscal year 2011-12. The relevant portion of I.O. 4-119 is attached hereto as Attachment 1. The current tax rate results in the collection of one dollar per vehicle.

The north parking lot at Haulover Park serves the largest segment of beach users. As a result of this concentrated use, facilities are sometimes under stress. PROS discussed the possibility of implementing this surcharge with beach goers with the understanding that surcharge funds would be used to enhance services and facilities along all of Haulover beach. The need for additional security, better mobility access to the beach for those with disabilities and increased custodial services were all identified as worthy uses for the surcharge funds. These practices and services were implemented in fiscal year 2010-11 and are much appreciated by those who use Haulover beach regularly. The establishment of a trust fund will allow PROS to continue to provide enhanced custodial and security services to Haulover Park.



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Lisa Martinez
Senior Advisor

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