Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 122169
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File Number: 122169 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1030-12 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: THE CITY OF MIAMI TO CONDUCT COASTAL RESOURCE ENHANCEMENT Introduced: 10/26/2012
Requester: Regulatory and Economic Resources Cost: Final Action: 12/4/2012
Agenda Date: 12/4/2012 Agenda Item Number: 8M6
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN ACCESS AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND THE CITY OF MIAMI TO CONDUCT COASTAL RESOURCE ENHANCEMENT AT CITY OF MIAMI SHORELINES THROUGH THE COUNTY’S BISCAYNE BAY RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM; AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO EXERCISE THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN
Indexes: BISCAYNE BAY
Sponsors: Xavier L. Suarez, 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 12/4/2012 8M6 Adopted P

Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 11/15/2012 3G Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Hearing no objection, the Committee considered Agenda Items 3D, 3E, 3F and 3G simultaneously. Assistant County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the foregoing proposed resolutions into the record. Hearing no questions or comments, the Committee members proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolutions, as presented.

County Attorney 10/26/2012 Assigned Abbie N. Schwaderer 10/30/2012

County Mayor 10/26/2012 Assigned County Attorney 12/4/2012
REPORT: RER-Pending Cmte Assignment- Abbie S Raurell (Commissioner Suarez sponsor)

County Mayor 10/26/2012 Assigned Jack Osterholt

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN ACCESS AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND THE CITY OF MIAMI TO CONDUCT COASTAL RESOURCE ENHANCEMENT AT CITY OF MIAMI SHORELINES THROUGH THE COUNTY’S BISCAYNE BAY RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM; AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO EXERCISE THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN

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

WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County has the expertise and resources to conduct the coastal resource enhancement activities as outlined in the accompanying memo; and

WHEREAS, the City of Miami has agreed to allow Miami-Dade County to pursue the coastal resource enhancement activities,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board authorizes the Mayor or Mayor’s designee to execute an Access and Indemnification Agreement between Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami to conduct coastal resource enhancement activities at City of Miami shorelines through the Miami-Dade County Biscayne Bay Restoration and Enhancement Program, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the attached Agreement, in substantially the form attached hereto and made part hereof for and on behalf of Miami-Dade County; authorizes the Mayor or Mayor’s designee to exercise amendments to this Agreement that are necessary to implement the intent of this Agreement; and authorizes the Mayor or Mayor’s designee to exercise the provisions contained herein.

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

From: Carlos A. Gimenez
Mayor
Subject: Resolution Authorizing the Execution of an Access and Indemnification Agreement between Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami to Conduct Coastal Resource Enhancement at City of Miami Shorelines through the County’s Biscayne Bay Restoration and Enhancement Program
.. Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board of County Commissioners (Board) approve the attached resolution authorizing the execution of an Access and Indemnification Agreement between Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami for the County’s Biscayne Bay Restoration and Enhancement Program which would allow the County to conduct coastal resource enhancement along shorelines owned by the City of Miami.

Scope
The project sites are located in Commissioner Suarez’s District 7, along the Virginia Key Marine Stadium Basin and along spoil islands offshore from the Dinner Key Marina.

Fiscal Impact/Funding Source
This Agreement would provide access to City lands for environmental restoration and enhancement work, without specifying the exact work to be done. At this time, the intended project costs are estimated at $1,400,000, and the funding for these purposes has already been approved by this Board. Pursuant to Resolution Nos. R-301-11 and R-302-11, this Board approved a disbursement of $700,000 from the Biscayne Bay Environmental Enhancement Trust Fund for shoreline stabilizations in Marine Stadium and the Dinner Key Islands and that money served as matching funds for an additional $700,000 in grant funds awarded by the Florida Inland Navigation District to the County.

Track Record/Monitor
The Section Manager of the Restoration and Enhancement Section of the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, Stephen Blair, will monitor the activities performed under this Agreement.

BODY
Because eroding shorelines contribute to degraded water quality, the Biscayne Bay Management Plan ranks the stabilization of unconsolidated, eroding shorelines as a priority project area. The County’s Biscayne Bay Restoration and Enhancement Program conducts environmental restoration and enhancement activities throughout Biscayne Bay with financial assistance from various local, state, and federal programs. These activities are conducted by outside contractors and County staff members.


These projects consist of removing exotic vegetation, planting native vegetation, and placing limestone boulders along 1,630 feet of eroding shoreline in the Marine Stadium Basin on Virginia Key and along 1,400 feet of eroding shoreline on two spoil islands located east of the Dinner Key Marina.

The purpose of the attached Access and Indemnification Agreement is to allow Miami-Dade County to access and conduct shoreline enhancement activities on parcels owned by the City of Miami.

This shoreline stabilization project will improve water quality in Biscayne Bay by reducing turbidity and will provide habitat for a variety of marine organisms.




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Jack Osterholt, Deputy Mayor



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