Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 131204
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File Number: 131204 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-521-13 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: CITY OF MIA MOU RE: LIBERTY SQUARE ATHLETIC FIELD Introduced: 6/6/2013
Requester: Public Housing and Community Development Cost: Final Action: 7/2/2013
Agenda Date: 7/2/2013 Agenda Item Number: 8K1
Notes: TLL- 6/6/2013 Title: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN CITY OF MIAMI AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FOR THE INSTALLATION OF YOUTH ATHLETIC FIELD AT THE LIBERTY SQUARE PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT; AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE ALL CONTRACTS, AGREEMENTS AND AMENDMENTS NECESSARY; AND AUTHORIZING COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO EXERCISE ANY AMENDMENT, EXTENSION, CANCELLATION, AND MODIFICATION PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN
Indexes: NONE
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, 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 7/2/2013 8K1 Adopted P

Health & Social Services Committee 6/10/2013 3C Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Terrence Smith read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairwoman Edmonson relinquished the Chair to Vice Chair Bell. Hearing no questions or comments, the Committee members proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution, as presented. Chairwoman Edmonson resumed the Chair.

Office of the Chairperson 6/7/2013 Additions

County Attorney 6/6/2013 Assigned Terrence A. Smith

County Mayor 6/6/2013 Assigned County Attorney 7/2/2013
REPORT: PHCD (ASST. COUNTY ATTY: TERRENCE SMITH) (PEND CMTE ASSIGNMENT) (NO BCC SPONSOR)

County Mayor 6/6/2013 Assigned Russell Benford 5/23/2013 6/6/2013

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN CITY OF MIAMI AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FOR THE INSTALLATION OF YOUTH ATHLETIC FIELD AT THE LIBERTY SQUARE PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT; AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYORíS DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE ALL CONTRACTS, AGREEMENTS AND AMENDMENTS NECESSARY; AND AUTHORIZING COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYORíS DESIGNEE TO EXERCISE ANY AMENDMENT, EXTENSION, CANCELLATION, AND MODIFICATION 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 and the City of Miami desire to create a safe environment of the children in the Liberty Square public housing development; and

WHEREAS, the City of Miami Commission adopted Resolution Number 13-0134 authorizing the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the County for the purpose of the City to fund in an amount not to exceed $75,000.00 the construction/installation of a youth athletic field for the Liberty Square Public Housing Development,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that

Section 1. The recitals and findings contained in the resolution are adopted and by reference incorporated as fully set forth in this Section.

Section 2. The County Mayor or County Mayorís designee is authorized to execute a Memorandum of Understanding, in substantially the attached form, between the County and the City, for the purpose of the City to fund, in an amount not to exceed $75,000.00, the construction/installation of a youth athletic field for Liberty Square with funds allocated from the City.

Section 3. The County Mayor or County Mayorís designee is further authorized to execute any other documents, amendment, extension, cancellation, and modifications provisions contained in said Memorandum of Understanding.

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Date:

To: Honorable Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa
and Members, Board of County Commissioners
From: Carlos A. Gimenez
Mayor

Subject: Resolution Authorizing Execution of Memorandum of Understanding with City of Miami for Playground and Youth Athletic Field at the Liberty Square Public Housing Development

STAFF RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended that the Board of County Commissioners (Board) approve the execution of the attached Memorandum of Understanding between Miami-Dade County (County) and the City of Miami (City) for installation of a youth athletic field, irrigation, fencing, bleacher, and shade structure at the Liberty Square public housing development (Liberty Square), a County-owned federally-assisted housing development managed by Public Housing and Community Development Department (Department).

Scope
The County and City and the residents of Liberty Square desire to create a safe play environment for the children in the public housing development. This Memorandum of Understanding specifies the shared cost and responsibility for installation of a playground and youth athletic field located behind the Liberty Square Community Center at 6304 NW 14th Avenue. This item will have a positive health and recreational impact on Commission District 3, represented by Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson.

Fiscal Impact/Funding Source
The fiscal impact of this proposed item is shared between the County and the City. The County has already funded the acquisition of the playground equipment, which has been installed. The County will enforce the warranty for the playground, ensure proper maintenance of the playground, youth athletic field, irrigation, fencing bleachers and safety surface and shade structure for its lifetime. Funding for the purchase of the playground equipment was from the Countyís Community Development Block Grant funds of $23,686.00; funding for the installation of the playground equipment was from the Departmentís Public Housing Capital Fund in the amount of $52,900.00. Future maintenance cost shall be from the Departmentís operating and/or capital subsidy allocated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (Housing and Urban Development).

The City will fund installation of a youth athletic field, irrigation, fencing, bleacher, and shade structure. The City of Miami has identified Account No. 00001.296001.552000 for an amount not to exceed $75,000.00.

Track Record/Monitor
The City is a local government entity with a reliable track record in current and prior Memoranda of Understanding and other contractual documents between the City and Miami-Dade County. The Departmentís Executive Director has designated Jeannie Mendoza, the Interim Asset Management Director of PHCD to monitor this Memorandum of Understanding.

MANAGER'S BACKGROUND
Background
In 2009, the County and City collaborated to develop a playground at the site. This collaboration was approved by both the City Commission, pursuant to City Resolution No. R-09-0422, and the Board, pursuant to Resolution No. 1249-09. However, the plans for the playground were never implemented due to funding issues with the City. More recently, in 2012, the City, County, and residents of Liberty Square submitted a joint application for KaBOOM! Community Partner Project for a playground to be built, but this effort was also unsuccessful.

Both the County Commissioner and City Commissioner have worked with the residents of Liberty Square to collaboratively to bring a benefit to the children of the development by installing a playground and youth athletic field with costs to be shared between the County and the City.

On April 11, 2013, the City Commission adopted Resolution No. 13-0134 approving execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with the County. This proposed item is the Countyís request for approval to move the project forward.

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Russell Benford, Deputy Mayor



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