Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 132398
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File Number: 132398 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-51-14 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: RER BAYNANZA 2014 Introduced: 11/25/2013
Requester: Regulatory and Economic Resources Cost: Final Action: 1/22/2014
Agenda Date: 1/22/2014 Agenda Item Number: 8M2
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DISBURSEMENT OF UP TO $98,000 FROM THE BISCAYNE BAY ENVIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENT TRUST FUND FOR BAYNANZA 2014 AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE FLORIDA INLAND NAVIGATION DISTRICT BY WHICH THE DISTRICT WILL PROVIDE FUNDING TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FOR THIS EVENT
Indexes: BAYNANZA
Sponsors: Lynda Bell, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Xavier L. Suarez, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, 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 1/22/2014 8M2 Adopted P

Land Use & Development Committee 12/12/2013 3C Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Dennis Kerbel read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. The Committee members proceeded to vote on the foregoing resolution, as presented.

County Attorney 11/25/2013 Assigned Abbie N. Schwaderer 11/25/2013

County Mayor 11/25/2013 Assigned County Attorney 1/22/2014
REPORT: RER - Commissioner Bell and Commissioner Suarez are Co-Prime Sponsors - Pending Dec cmte - County Attorney: Abbie Schwaderer-Raurell - Attachments: Attachment A - Agreement

County Mayor 11/25/2013 Assigned Jack Osterholt 11/25/2013

Legislative Text


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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DISBURSEMENT OF UP TO $98,000 FROM THE BISCAYNE BAY ENVIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENT TRUST FUND FOR BAYNANZA 2014 AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE FLORIDA INLAND NAVIGATION DISTRICT BY WHICH THE DISTRICT WILL PROVIDE FUNDING TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FOR THIS EVENT

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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, pursuant to Section 24-40 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, hereby approves disbursement of up to $98,000 from the Biscayne Bay Environmental Enhancement Trust Fund to be used for Baynanza 2014; authorizes the Mayor or the Mayor’s designee to execute an agreement, in substantially the form attached, with the Florida Inland Navigation District to provide funding to Miami-Dade County in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for this event; and authorizes the Mayor or the Mayor’s designee to exercise the provisions contained therein.

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Date: January 22, 2014

To: Honorable Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa
and Members, Board of County Commissioners

From: Carlos A. Gimenez
County Mayor

Subject: Resolution Authorizing the Disbursement of Funds from the Biscayne Bay Environmental
Enhancement Trust Fund for Baynanza 2014 and Authorizing the Execution of a Related
Agreement between Miami-Dade County and the Florida Inland Navigation District

STAFF RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board authorize the disbursement of $98,000 from the Biscayne Bay Environmental Enhancement Trust Fund for Baynanza 2014 and authorize the execution of a related agreement with the Florida Inland Navigation District (Attachment A). Under this agreement, the Florida Inland Navigation District will provide up to $10,000 toward Baynanza 2014 expenses.

Scope
The Baynanza 2014 events will benefit waterways and coastal areas of Commission Districts 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9. Volunteers from all commission districts, particularly school and community groups, participate in Baynanza every year.

Fiscal Impact/Funding Source
Funding of $98,000 from the Biscayne Bay Environmental Enhancement Trust Fund is being requested for costs related to county and outside services for implementation of educational, public awareness, and environmental enhancement activities as part of Baynanza 2014 and particularly Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day. Costs for Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day include event staffing; safety and sanitation equipment, supplies and services; trash collection and disposal; commemorative t-shirts for volunteers; equipment rental; and marketing. The Florida Inland Navigation District Agreement (Attachment A) will provide up to $10,000 toward the Baynanza commemorative t-shirts. The Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, Division of Environmental Resources Management (RER-DERM), will seek additional funds and in-kind services through sponsorships from local organizations that would like to support this community event. Any additional costs incurred by county staff for the planning of this event will be covered by the Division’s operating budget.

Pursuant to Section 7-22.1 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, funds generated by local boat registration fees and deposited into the Biscayne Bay Environmental Enhancement Trust Fund may be used for water body maintenance and enhancement activities such as Baynanza 2014. The unencumbered, available balance of the Biscayne Bay Environmental Enhancement Trust Fund (Index Code: TFDE400010, Subobject: 22430) as of 9/30/13: $1,322,000.

Track Record / Monitor
Lee Hefty, Assistant Director of the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, Division of Environmental Resources Management, will monitor the funds for Baynanza 2014.

MANAGER'S BACKGROUND
Background
Baynanza is part of the County’s longstanding commitment to enhance public awareness of Biscayne Bay as a recreational, aesthetic, economic, historic, scientific and environmental resource. Baynanza is a cooperative effort among several County departments, environmental groups in Miami-Dade County and the community at large. The main event, Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day, will take place on April 26, 2014 and will include shoreline cleanup at more than 20 sites along Biscayne Bay. This event typically attracts approximately 6,000 volunteers and each receives a Baynanza t-shirt. The t-shirts commemorate the volunteers’ hard work and promote awareness of the importance of Biscayne Bay.

A variety of other events related to Biscayne Bay will be scheduled from March through April 2014, including a celebration of Earth Day, nature walks, kayaking tours, and similar educational activities. A special outreach event is planned for the VIP cleanup site in 2014, to mark the 32nd anniversary of Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day.

In accordance with Chapter 24-40(4) of the Code of Miami Dade County, I have received and considered the attached recommendation of the Director of the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources.

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Jack Osterholt, Deputy Mayor

Date: November 22, 2013

To: Carlos A. Gimenez
Mayor

From: Jack Osterholt, Deputy Mayor / Director
Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources

Subject: Recommendation for Disbursement of Funds from the Biscayne Bay Environmental
Enhancement Trust Fund for Baynanza 2014

Pursuant to Section 24-40(4) of the Code of Miami-Dade County, I am recommending the disbursement of $98,000 from the Biscayne Bay Environmental Enhancement Trust Fund for costs of county and outside contractual services related to implementation of educational, public awareness, and environmental enhancement activities as part of Baynanza 2014.

Section 7-22.1 of the Code allows funds deposited into the Biscayne Bay Environmental Enhancement Trust Fund to be used for activities such as Baynanza 2014.

An agreement with the Florida Inland Navigation District will provide up to $10,000 toward Baynanza 2014 expenses. The Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, Division of Environmental Resources Management (RER-DERM), will seek additional funds and services through sponsorships from private organizations. Any additional costs incurred by staff for the planning of this event will be covered by the Division’s operating budget.

As you know, Baynanza is part of the County’s longstanding commitment to enhance public awareness of Biscayne Bay as a recreational, aesthetic, economic, historic, scientific, and environmental resource. The main event, Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day, includes shoreline cleanups at more than 20 sites along Biscayne Bay and will be held on April 26, 2014. Other major Baynanza 2014 events include an Earth Day celebration, nature walks, kayaking tours, and other similar educational activities.



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