Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 130355
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File Number: 130355 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-254-13 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: TAYLOR PARK COMPREHENSIVE LANDFILL CLEANUP PLAN Introduced: 2/22/2013
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 4/2/2013
Agenda Date: 4/2/2013 Agenda Item Number: 11A6
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR TO INCLUDE NORTH MIAMI BEACH’S TAYLOR PARK IN THE LIST OF FORMER LANDFILL SITES TO BE CLEANED UP UNDER THE COMPREHENSIVE LANDFILL CLEANUP PLAN; TO SET ASIDE SUFFICIENT FUNDS TO EFFECT THE CLEANUP OF TAYLOR PARK; TO BEGIN NEGOTIATION WITH THE CITY OF NORTH MIAMI BEACH FOR THE CREATION OF A GRANT AGREEMENT ALONG WITH ANY NECESSARY EXTENSIONS OF ANY DISPOSAL INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT
Indexes: CITY OF NORTH MIAMI BEACH
  LANDFILL
Sponsors: Jean Monestime, 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 4/2/2013 11A6 Adopted P

Land Use & Development Committee 3/14/2013 2B Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Dennis Kerbel read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. It was moved by Commissioner Suarez that this proposed resolution be forwarded to the County Commission with a favorable recommendation. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Jordan. In response to Chairman Diaz’ question regarding the responsible party for cleanup of Taylor Park, Mr. Michael Goldstein, Goldstein Environmental Law Firm, representing the City of North Miami Beach, noted the City was seeking to implement, administer and manage the Grant Agreement for cleanup of Taylor Park. He advised the City would initiate site closure activities pursuant to oversight by the County’s Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER) Department. Mr. Goldstein said the City was looking forward to working immediately with the County to implement site closure immediately. Responding to questions from Commissioner Edmonson, Mr. Paul Mauriello, Assistant Director for Waste Operations, Public Works and Waste Management Department, said the closure projects were funded through the Utility Service Fee which was charged on water bills. He noted part of this fee was allocated to the Department for landfill remediation and closure projects. Mr. Mauriello said the Cleanup Plan was a funding source with approximately $20 million to $22 million per year, from which reimbursements were made to the Department. He noted all of the proposed sites were under the RER's jurisdiction for cleanup. Commissioner Jordan asked whether other sites could be included for cleanup and whether there was a size restriction. Mr. Mauriello said an amendment would be required to include additional sites and no size restrictions existed. He noted the properties must be in Miami-Dade County and under regulatory action by RER; must be a publicly-owned facility; and the city involved must have a long term Interlocal Agreement for waste disposal with the County. Responding to Commissioner Jordan’s inquiry whether the properties could be identified in order to make them viable to be on the tax rolls, Mr. Mauriello noted citations and enforcement issues were addressed by RER. Commissioner Jordan asked Deputy Mayor Jack Osterholt to provide her with a list of the properties located in Commission District 1 that would be eligible for inclusion in the Comprehensive Landfill Cleanup Plan. Deputy Mayor Osterholt noted Mr. Mauriello and Assistant Director Lee Hefty, Regulatory and Economic Resources, would meet with Commissioner Jordan to explain the process to include properties in the Comprehensive Landfill Cleanup Plan. Hearing no further comments or questions, the Committee members proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as presented.

County Attorney 2/26/2013 Referred Land Use & Development Committee 3/14/2013

County Attorney 2/22/2013 Assigned Thomas H. Robertson 2/22/2013

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR TO INCLUDE NORTH MIAMI BEACH’S TAYLOR PARK IN THE LIST OF FORMER LANDFILL SITES TO BE CLEANED UP UNDER THE COMPREHENSIVE LANDFILL CLEANUP PLAN; TO SET ASIDE SUFFICIENT FUNDS TO EFFECT THE CLEANUP OF TAYLOR PARK; TO BEGIN NEGOTIATION WITH THE CITY OF NORTH MIAMI BEACH FOR THE CREATION OF A GRANT AGREEMENT ALONG WITH ANY NECESSARY EXTENSIONS OF ANY DISPOSAL INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT

BODY
WHEREAS, the County has a Comprehensive Landfill Cleanup Plan the purpose of which is to fund the cleanup/closure of former landfill sites throughout the County; and
WHEREAS, North Miami Beach’s Taylor Park is a former landfill site and is in need of appropriate cleanup and/or closure; and
WHEREAS, based upon a review of historical aerial photographs, the site showed land disturbance, excavation and filling activities dating back to the 1940s; and
WHEREAS, based upon Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners Resolution No. 9945, the site was deeded to the City of North Miami Beach on May 26, 1953 recorded at Book 3810 Page 237 of the public records or Miami-Dade County and attached hereto; and
WHEREAS, the City of North Miami Beach commissioned and paid for consultants to conduct assessment activities in preparation for park redevelopment activities beginning in 1998; and
WHEREAS, during the assessment activities buried solid waste was identified on the site and it was determined that the site had been used as a landfill; and
WHEREAS, test pits identified the presence of debris characterized to include wood debris, glass bottles, metal cans, rubber tires, car parts, steel wires, plastic bottles and pots, concrete, rebar, PVC pipes wire mesh, bricks, tiles, and various scrap metal; and
WHEREAS, various assessment reports have been prepared and submitted to the Miami-Dade County Department of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) for review and comment; and
WHEREAS, the City of North Miami Beach has been working with Miami-Dade County to develop an effective remediation plan since 2009; and
WHEREAS, proper regulatory closure, including source removal and restoration and protection of the County’s groundwater and surface water resources, could cost up to $10 million; and
WHEREAS, Taylor Park is ringed on three sides by residences, making cleanup a priority; and
WHEREAS, it would be appropriate for Taylor Park to be included within the Comprehensive Landfill Cleanup Plan and for the cleanup of Taylor Park to be funded through that Plan,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the County Mayor is hereby directed to include North Miami Beach’s Taylor Park as a site to be cleaned up/closed through the Comprehensive Landfill Cleanup Plan. The Mayor shall set aside sufficient funds from that program to effect the cleanup and/or proper closure of the Taylor Park landfill site and shall began negotiations with the City of North Miami Beach for an appropriate Grant Agreement that will fund the cleanup and/or closure of Taylor Park consistent with prior landfill closures in association therewith. The Mayor or designee shall negotiate such extensions as may be necessary to the Disposal Inter-local Agreement between the County and North Miami Beach to be consistent with other landfill closure Grant Agreements.



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