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File Number: 122351
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File Number: 122351 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-38-13 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT RE: BAL HARBOUR CIRCULATOR Introduced: 11/26/2012
Requester: Miami-Dade Transit Cost: Final Action: 1/23/2013
Agenda Date: 1/23/2013 Agenda Item Number: 8N1
Notes: TLL- 11/26/12 Title: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION AND RETROACTIVE APPROVAL OF AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND BAL HARBOUR VILLAGE; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR, MAYOR’S DESIGNEE, OR MDT DIRECTOR TO EXERCISE THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN
Indexes: INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
Sponsors: 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 1/23/2013 8N1 Adopted P

Regional Transportation Committee 12/10/2012 3F Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Bruce Libhaber read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Hearing no discussion, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution, as presented.

County Attorney 11/27/2012 Assigned Bruce Libhaber 11/27/2012

County Mayor 11/26/2012 Assigned County Attorney 1/23/2013
REPORT: MDT (ASST. COUNTY ATTY: BRUCE LIBHABER) (PENDING CMTE ASSIGNMENT) (NO BCC SPONSOR)

County Mayor 11/26/2012 Assigned Alina Tejeda-Hudak 11/19/2012 11/26/2012

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION AND RETROACTIVE APPROVAL OF AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND BAL HARBOUR VILLAGE; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR, MAYOR’S DESIGNEE, OR MDT DIRECTOR 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,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board finds it is in the best interest of the County and the Bal Harbour Village to implement and execute the attached Interlocal for the provision of public transportation services and authorizes the County Mayor, Mayor’s designee or MDT Director to execute same for and on behalf of Miami-Dade County.

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Date:

To: Honorable Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson
and Members, Board of County Commissioners

From: Carlos A. Gimenez
Mayor

Subject: Resolution Authorizing Execution and Retroactive Approval of an Interlocal Agreement for Public Transportation Services Between Miami-Dade County and the Bal Harbour Village for the Operation of the Bal Harbour Express Bus

STAFF RECOMMENDATION
RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended that the Board of County Commissioners (Board) retroactively approve an Interlocal Agreement (Agreement) for Public Transportation Services between Miami-Dade County, through Miami-Dade Transit (MDT), and Bal Harbour Village (Village) for the operation of public transportation service in and around Bal Harbour.

SCOPE
This Interlocal Agreement has a direct impact on Commission District 4. However, due to the connection of service with other MDT routes, the impact of this service benefits the public, and is therefore countywide.

FISCAL IMPACT
There is no fiscal impact to the County for this Agreement. The Village will be responsible for all operating and maintenance costs of the service and will use its annual Charter County Transportation Surtax (Surtax) proceeds for the operation and maintenance of this service. There has not been a significant impact on MDT revenues.

TRACK RECORD/MONITOR
This will be the third Agreement between MDT and the Village. The project manager for this Agreement is Robert Pearsall, Section Chief, Service Planning and Scheduling.

MANAGER'S BACKGROUND
BACKGROUND
In 1999, Miami-Dade County entered into the first Agreement with Bal Harbour Village for the operation of the Bal Harbour Express (R-791-99). The Village began operating the bus service in 1999; the service has proven to be quite successful. The Bal Harbour Village Express bus provides relief from local traffic congestion, reduces parking issues, and connects to surrounding areas through the MDT system,

The previous Agreement with Bal Harbour was executed in July 21, 2005 for a period of five years and expired in July 2010. Unfortunately, MDT staff did not forward this Interlocal to the City in a timely manner for execution. Therefore, this agreement is retroactive to July 20, 2010. The attached Agreement was approved by the Village on December 15, 2011.

This Agreement allows the Village to provide residents and visitors with public transportation services in accordance with Chapter 31, Article III, Section 31-113 of the County Code, which concerns the ability of municipalities to operate public transit services only under Interlocal Agreements with the County.

Key provisions of this Agreement include:

* The Village will adhere to all county, federal, state and local transit operating and reporting requirements.

* This Agreement is retroactive to July 20, 2010 upon approval of the Board and shall remain in force for five years thereafter. This Agreement is subject to two five-year automatic renewals. Each party has the right to terminate for cause or without cause.

* MDT and the Village will work collaboratively to exchange route and schedule information for the benefit of the riders.

* The Bal Harbour Express currently operates two routes (Exhibit A).

o The Bal Harbour Express operates: Monday-Thursday, and Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and from Friday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Some of the major route stops of the Express Bus include Village Hall, Bal Harbour Shops, Surfside (Publix), Bal Harbour Collins Apts., Sunny Isles Beach Library, and Aventura Mall.

o The second route, the Bal Harbour Tourist Shuttle operates Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. with stops at hotels on South Beach, Bal Harbour and the Bal Harbour Shops.

* The Village is responsible for passenger shelters and benches at all bus stops served by the Circulator.

The Village is currently operating the service at no cost to patrons. In the case where the Village may charge a fare, similar to other agreements for service, this Agreement requires the Village to enact a fare structure to include the acceptance of all MDT passes, transfers, or identification entitling an eligible passenger to ride the Service without paying an additional fare (i.e., Patriot and Golden Passport) or for half fare (i.e. K-12 students).

This Agreement is essentially the same as those previously approved by the Board with several other municipalities.




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Alina T. Hudak
Deputy Mayor



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