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File Number: 130106
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File Number: 130106 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-218-13 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI (JMH) EXCELLENCE FOR HEARING Introduced: 1/18/2013
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 4/2/2013
Agenda Date: 4/2/2013 Agenda Item Number: 5A
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION APPROVING SIGNIFICANT MODIFICATION OF BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROGRAM PROJECT NO. 212 - ''UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI (UM)/JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (JMH) CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR HEARING AND COMMUNICATION DISORDERS'' TO APPENDIX A TO RESOLUTION NO. R-916-04, AFTER A PUBLIC HEARING
Indexes: UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
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 4/2/2013 5A Adopted P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairwoman Sosa opened the public hearing and called for persons wishing to be heard and seeing no one appear, she closed the public hearing. Commissioner Heyman referenced a letter she received from Dr. Fred Telischi, Chairman Otolaryngology, and Professor, Neurological Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, requesting the County Commission’s support for this item. Chairwoman Sosa pointed out that the County agreed to provide a 20% funding match for the reduced development cost of $13,000,000 rather than the original amount of $25,000,000. Hearing no further questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote.

Infrastructure & Capital Improvements Committee 3/12/2013 2B Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read into the record the title of the foregoing resolution. There being no objections, the members of the committee proceeded to vote.

County Attorney 1/22/2013 Referred Infrastructure & Capital Improvements Committee 3/12/2013

County Attorney 1/22/2013 Assigned Monica Rizo 1/22/2013

Legislative Text



TITLE

RESOLUTION APPROVING SIGNIFICANT MODIFICATION OF BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROGRAM PROJECT NO. 212 – “UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI (UM)/JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (JMH) CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR HEARING AND COMMUNICATION DISORDERS'' TO APPENDIX A TO RESOLUTION NO. R-916-04, AFTER A PUBLIC HEARING

BODY
WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. R-916-04 (the ''Healthcare Facilities Resolution''), the voters of Miami-Dade County approved the issuance of general obligation bonds in a principal amount not to exceed $171,281,000 to construct and improve emergency healthcare facilities at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Jackson South to promote accessibility to quality healthcare services; and
WHEREAS, Appendix A to the Healthcare Facilities Resolution lists projects eligible for funding from the Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond (''BBC GOB'') Program by project number, municipal project location, BCC district, project name, project description, street address and allocation; and
WHEREAS, one of the projects listed in Appendix A to the Healthcare Facilities Resolution is BBC GOB Program Project No. 212- ''University of Miami (UM)/Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH) Center Of Excellence For Hearing And Communication Disorders'' with an allocation of $5,000,000 and a project description that reads ''Provide twenty-percent funding match to acquire, construct, equip, rehabilitate and enhance the University of Miami (UM)/Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH) Center of Excellence for the Diagnosis of Communication Disorders''; and
WHEREAS, thus, because the project description for BBC GOB Program Project No. 212 currently contemplates that the County will only provide a funding match that totals 20% of the total project cost, in order to be reimbursed the full $5,000,000 Project No. 212 allocation, the Center of Excellence for the Diagnosis of Communication Disorders (''Center'') would need to cost $25,000,000; and
WHEREAS, originally, the University of Miami (''UM'') planned to develop and construct a stand-alone building and offices to house the Center, and this would have made the project much more costly and likely eligible for the full $5,000,000 reimbursement; and
WHEREAS, instead, UM developed the Center as part of a building that will house various other offices and programs in addition to the space dedicated to the Center, and the Center will share the building’s parking garage with all of the other tenants; and
WHEREAS, UM’s current development of the Center is therefore significantly less costly than its original development plan for the Center and is estimated to cost, once completed, approximately $13,000,000; and
WHEREAS, as a consequence, with a project description that only allows for a 20% funding match from the County, UM will, in all likelihood, never be eligible to receive Project No. 212’s full funding allocation of $5,000,000 for the development of the Center; and
WHEREAS, this Board desires, and it would be in the best interest of the County, to amend the project description for BBC GOB Program Project No. 212 in order to remove the twenty percent funding match requirement,


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. All of the foregoing recital clauses are incorporated herein by referenced and adopted by this Board.
Section 2. This Board, after a public hearing, hereby approves a significant modification of BBC GOB Program Project No. 212 – University of Miami (UM)/Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH) Center Of Excellence For Hearing And Communication Disorders'' from Appendix A to the Healthcare Facilities Resolution in order to revise the project description to read as follows: ''BBC GOB Program funding will complement other funding in order to acquire, construct, equip, rehabilitate and enhance the University of Miami (UM)/Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH) Center of Excellence for the Diagnosis of Communication Disorders.''



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