Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 131708
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File Number: 131708 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-721-13 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: EXPEDITE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW ANIMAL SERVICES SHELTER Introduced: 8/30/2013
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 9/4/2013
Agenda Date: 9/4/2013 Agenda Item Number: 14A3
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO EXPEDITE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW ANIMAL SERVICES SHELTER, TO UTILIZE ALL DELEGATED AUTHORITY GRANTED TO THE MAYOR UNDER THE COUNTY’S ECONOMIC STIMULUS ORDINANCE, AND TO REPORT TO THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS
Indexes: ANIMALS
  SHELTERS
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, 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 9/4/2013 14A3 Adopted P

Office of the Chairperson 9/3/2013 Additions 9/4/2013

County Attorney 8/30/2013 Referred Public Safety & Animal Services Committee 10/9/2013

County Attorney 8/30/2013 Assigned Oren Rosenthal 8/30/2013

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO EXPEDITE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW ANIMAL SERVICES SHELTER, TO UTILIZE ALL DELEGATED AUTHORITY GRANTED TO THE MAYOR UNDER THE COUNTY’S ECONOMIC STIMULUS ORDINANCE, AND TO REPORT TO THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS

BODY
WHEREAS, the new Animal Services Shelter is a project of countywide significance whose completion is of great importance to the citizens of Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, the Board finds that there is an immediate need for the new Animal Services Shelter; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the County to ensure that the Animal Services Shelter is completed in as expeditious manner as possible; and
WHEREAS, in 2008, this Board adopted Ordinance No. 08-92 creating the County’s Economic Stimulus Ordinance (Section 2-8.2.7 of the Code of Miami-Dade County) to ''provide an expedited process to award certain contracts the express purpose of stimulating the local economy''; and
WHEREAS, the Economic Stimulus Ordinance delegates authority to the Mayor for design and construction of budgeted capital projects, subject to Board ratification, including issuance of bid and proposal documents, appointment of selection committees, award of contracts, change orders within certain thresholds, settlement of contractor claims, etc.; and
WHEREAS, in July of 2008 this Board adopted Resolution R-851-08 creating a list of budgeted projects that were eligible for construction under the County’s Economic Stimulus Ordinance; and
WHEREAS, the new Animal Services Shelter was one of those projects to be expedited pursuant to the County’s Economic Stimulus Ordinance; and
WHEREAS, the County Mayor has not yet expedited the new Animal Services Shelter project; and
WHEREAS, this Board desires that the County commence construction on the new Animal Service Shelter as soon as possible,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board directs the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee to immediately procure the necessary contracts for, and commence the construction of, the new Animal Services Shelter utilizing the delegated authority provided by the Economic Stimulus Ordinance, to place the new Animal Services Shelter at the top of the County construction projects under the Economic Stimulus Ordinance, and to expedite the review of all building plans, permitting and related required approvals for the new Animal Services Shelter. This Board further directs the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee to provide a report to this Board, within sixty (60) days of the effective date of this Resolution, identifying all steps taken to commence construction of the new Animal Services Shelter and detail any additional authority or funding needed to complete this project.



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