Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 112403
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File Number: 112403 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-33-12 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: GOLD COAST MUSEUM PARK Introduced: 11/14/2011
Requester: Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Cost: Final Action: 1/24/2012
Agenda Date: 1/24/2012 Agenda Item Number: 8H2
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION APPROVING A LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND THE MIAMI MILITARY MUSEUM AND MEMORIAL FOR THE OPERATION, MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENT OF CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE GOLD COAST RAILROAD MUSEUM PARK AT AN ANNUAL RENT OF 8% ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME; AND AUTHORIZING COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE ON BEHALF OF THE COUNTY, AND TO EXERCISE ANY AND ALL OTHER RIGHTS CONFERRED THEREIN
Indexes: GOLD COAST RAILROAD MUSEUM
Sponsors: Dennis C. Moss, Prime Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, 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 1/24/2012 8H2 Adopted P

Recreation & Cultural Affairs Committee 12/12/2011 3B 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 she be listed as a co-sponsor. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote.

County Attorney 11/15/2011 Assigned Monica Rizo 12/1/2011

County Mayor 11/14/2011 Assigned County Attorney 1/24/2012
REPORT: Park & Rec. - Monica Rizo assisted - Comm. Moss Sponsor - pending cmte - Attachments: Exhibits A and B

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

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION APPROVING A LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND THE MIAMI MILITARY MUSEUM AND MEMORIAL FOR THE OPERATION, MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENT OF CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE GOLD COAST RAILROAD MUSEUM PARK AT AN ANNUAL RENT OF 8% ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME; AND AUTHORIZING COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE ON BEHALF OF THE COUNTY, AND TO EXERCISE ANY AND ALL OTHER RIGHTS CONFERRED THEREIN

BODY
WHEREAS, the Miami Military Museum and Memorial (hereafter referred to as “Museum”) is a not-for-profit organization that was established to preserve, educate and inform the public about the unique history and events associated with the former and historic Naval Air Station (“NAS”) Richmond located in the area now occupied by the Zoo Miami and Gold Coast Railroad Museum Park; and

WHEREAS, the Museum desires to use certain County-owned property located within the Gold Coast Railroad Museum Park (“Park”) to be used to operate, improve and maintain a relocated two-story wooden building, that was originally the headquarters for the NAS Richmond, along with associated buildings and grounds (the “Military Museum”); and

WHEREAS, the Military Museum building will be owned by the Museum and the County is satisfied that the Museum does require the County-owned property for such use and the property is not otherwise needed for County purposes; and

WHEREAS, this Board desires to accomplish the purposes 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 approves the License Agreement between Miami-Dade County and the Museum, a not-for-profit organization, in substantially the form attached hereto, in order to allow the Museum to operate, maintain and improve the Military Museum, related improvements and certain lands within the Park for a term of fifty years, at an annual rent equaling 8% of adjusted gross income, and authorizes the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee to execute the License Agreement on behalf of the County and to exercise any and all other rights conferred therein.

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Date:

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

From: Carlos A. Gimenez
Mayor

Subject: Gold Coast Railroad Museum Park - Miami Military Museum and Memorial License Agreement

STAFF RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board approve the attached resolution approving a License Agreement (Agreement) with the Miami Military Museum and Memorial (Museum) and authorize the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee to execute the Agreement on behalf of Miami-Dade County. The Agreement will allow the Museum to operate on County land, consistent with the approved General Plan for the Gold Coast Railroad Museum Park (Park) property, and further the development of the newly established Zoo Miami Entertainment Area.

Scope
The Gold Coast Railroad Museum Park (Park), a facility of county-wide significance, is located in Commission District 9. Approval of the Agreement will have a positive impact on the further development of the Park, Zoo Miami Entertainment Area and the residents and visitors to the County.

Fiscal Impact/Funding Source
The Museum agrees to assume all costs associated with operations and maintenance of the Museum Area, and pay the County 8% of adjusted gross receipts. The County has awarded $3,000,000 (R-919-04 and R-695-11) in Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond (BBC-GOB) funding toward the restoration, relocation and reconstruction of the historic Richmond Naval Air Station Building 25.

Track Record/Monitor
Jon Seaman, Contract Manager for Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department (PROS), will monitor this Agreement to assure compliance with the terms of the Agreement.

MANAGER'S BACKGROUND
Background
The County and the Museum entered into a BBC-GOB grant to fund the restoration, reconstruction and relocation of Richmond Naval Air Station Building 25 from the adjacent U.S. Army property to the Gold Coast Railroad Museum Park property. The PROS issued a Letter of Permit to the Museum to allow it to relocate Building 25 to County land and to complete its reconstruction. The reconstruction was partially completed by April 2010 and the building was relocated in May 2010. The General Plan for the Park, approved under R-182-10 (Exhibit A), authorizes a Military Museum on the site, to be known as the Military Museum of South Florida, a facility dedicated to preserving the history and accomplishments of the Richmond Naval Air Station.

This Agreement (Exhibit B) has an initial term of 30 years, with two (2) additional ten (10) year options to renew. The Museum will assume all operations and maintenance responsibilities for existing facilities and any additional facilities and exhibits constructed in the future. The Agreement will allow the Museum to access and utilize public and private investments to further capitalize development of the area, through historic preservation tax credits.


Attachments


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Lisa Martinez
Senior Advisor




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