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File Number: 120313
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File Number: 120313 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-230-12 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: SURPLUS TO THE GOVERNMENT OF HAITI Introduced: 2/16/2012
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 3/6/2012
Agenda Date: 3/6/2012 Agenda Item Number: 11A5
Notes: 2/3 VOTE REQUIRED Title: RESOLUTION INVOKING WAIVER PROVIDED BY SECTION 2-11.2.1(C) FOR DISPOSITION OF SURPLUS PROPERTY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF HAITI AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO DONATE SURPLUS TRASH/GARBAGE COLLECTION PROPERTY [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 120204]
Indexes: SURPLUS
Sponsors: Jean Monestime, Prime Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, 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 3/6/2012 11A5 Adopted P

County Attorney 2/16/2012 Assigned Thomas H. Robertson

Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee 2/14/2012 2I AMENDED Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation with committee amendment(s) P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Oren Rosenthal read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Assistant County Attorney Thomas Robertson proceeded to read an amendment to the proposed resolution into the record to reference semi-automatic trucks as recommended by Ms. Kathleen Woods-Richardson, Director, Public Works and Waste Management. He noted semi-automatic trucks were more versatile in underdeveloped foreign countries and could be loaded from the rear and would accommodate blue carts. It was moved by Commissioner Diaz that the foregoing proposed resolution be forwarded to the County Commission with a favorable recommendation. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Edmonson. Chairwoman Bell inquired how the trucks and carts would be transported to Haiti. Commissioner Monestime responded that transportation assistance was currently being identified. He explained that cruise ships previously provided assistance to deliver goods to Haiti. Commissioner Bell questioned the language “identify surplus property not to exceed two automated trucks” and whether these trucks were already designated as surplus property. Ms. Kathleen Woods-Richardson, Director, Public Works and Waste Management, responded that the County had an abundance of semi-automated rear loaded trucks that had been retrofitted with rear flippers which were considered surplus property. Commissioner Edmonson noted concern that sophisticated trucks were being sent to Haiti without sufficient resources to repair those trucks. She suggested that Commissioner Monestime bring back another item that would provide training assistance. Commissioner Monestime said he would co-sponsor an item with Commissioner Edmonson to address her concerns. He noted he had a conversation with Haiti’s Sanitation Director and he believed they would consider Commissioner Edmonson’s concerns and would be willing to send someone to receive this training. Commissioner Edmonson suggested that her staff meet with Commissioner Monestime’s staff to draft legislation requesting the Haitian government send a representative to Miami-Dade County to receive training through an internship program and that she would co-sponsor this legislation. Commissioner Jordan asked to be listed as a co-sponsor to the foregoing proposed resolution. She noted that during a trip to Haiti she observed that nothing remained unused and equipment was dismantled and sold for parts or was used for other purposes after breaking down. Hearing no further questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as amended. The foregoing proposed resolution was forwarded to the County Commission with a favorable recommendation, with a Committee amendment to reference semi-automatic trucks.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION INVOKING WAIVER PROVIDED BY SECTION 2-11.2.1(c) FOR DISPOSITION OF SURPLUS PROPERTY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF HAITI AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO DONATE SURPLUS TRASH/GARBAGE COLLECTION PROPERTY

BODY

WHEREAS, the country of Haiti has a continuing and ongoing problem with the accumulation of garbage and trash; and
WHEREAS, the collection of garbage and trash is a problem that faces the government of Haiti due to a shortage of available equipment; and
WHEREAS, the appropriate collection of garbage and trash significantly effects the population of any country; and
WHEREAS, the County’s Public Works and Waste Management Department has surplus property which meets the requirements of Section 2-11.2.1 for disposition; and
WHEREAS, donation of that property and equipment to Haiti will aid and assist in the improvement of conditions for the people of Haiti’; and
WHEREAS, this Board in Resolution R-1240-08 declared an emergency situation in Haiti which still exists today; and
WHEREAS, in 2010 Haiti experienced a devastating earthquake causing loss of life and damage to property causing yet further emergency conditions,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the Mayor or Mayor’s designee shall identify through the Public Works and Waste Management Department surplus property not to exceed two >>semi-<<1 automated trucks and 12,000 blue carts, with the associated parts to repair those carts, which property meets the description of surplus property set forth in Section 2 11.2.1, and shall provide that property to the Haitian government’s sanitation department (SMCRS).

1 Committee amendments are indicated as follows: words stricken through and/or [[double bracketed]] shall be deleted, words underscored and/or >>double arrowed<< constitute the amendment proposed.



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